Yomitan Village Assembly condemns vandalism of Chibichiri Gama as disrespectful to the war dead

Yomitan Village Assembly condemns vandalism of Chibichiri Gama as disrespectful to the war dead

On September 28 at Yomitan Village, the Yomitan Village Council approved a special resolution on the incident of vandalism at the Chibichiri Gama.


 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the afternoon of September 22, the Yomitan Village Council held a session at which they approved a special resolution by the majority (13 in favor, 5 in opposition) on an incident of vandalism at the Chibichiri Gama cave in Namihira, Yomitan where residents were forced to commit mass suicide during the Battle of Okinawa.

 

In the special resolution, the Council declares the destruction a “blasphemy against victims of war” and calls for the passing down of the history of the misery of war and the tragedy of Chibichiri Gama and the rejection of all violence.

It urged current generations to strive with all people towards the goal of “Without peace there is no welfare.”

 

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

 

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