10,000 people’s rally protesting Henoko landfill to be held mid-October in Nago

September 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawan Peoples’ Action Committee will hold a rally to protest the building of a US air base for replacement of the Futenma base. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on September 20 at the beach near Henoko Fishery Port. The organizer wants more than 2,000 people to take part in the rally. On August 23, the protest rally was held in front of Camp Schwab in Henoko. The committee consists of civil peace groups, opposition lawmakers from Okinawa and members of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly.

On August 23, there were not enough chartered buses to carry all the people who wanted to go to the protest. The committee will increase the number of available buses this time.

Staff members of the committee are also considering holding a rally of 10,000 people at 21st Century Forest Park in Nago in mid-October.

(English translation by T&CT)

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