Tens of thousands gather to protest US military presence on Japanese island

June 19, 2016 8:19 AM

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Tens of thousands gather to protest US military presence on Japanese island

Tens of thousands joined together Sunday in a massive protest against the presence of U.S. military bases on the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, where an American contractor and former Marine is accused of raping and killing a local woman.

The rally calls for a review of the U.S.-Japanese security agreement, which burdens Okinawa with hosting most of the U.S. troops in Japan. The murder set off outrage on Okinawa, where tensions periodically run high over crime.

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