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Governor Onaga calls policing of protests in Takae “excessive”

Governor Onaga calls policing of protests in Takae “excessive”

August 26, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Governor Takeshi Onaga held a press conference on August 25 at the Okinawa Prefectural Office. At the conference he pointed out that, “Whether 500 or 800 officers are mobilized, it will certainly be excessive policing,” referring to the ongoing state of tension between Okinawans and the riot police surrounding helipad construction in Takae.

The Okinawa Prefectural Public Safety Commission, the members of which Onaga has the power to appoint, appealed...

 
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