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Hundreds gather to protest against helipad construction

  • August 19, 2016
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo digital
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Ryukyu Shimpo carried an online story saying that some 400 people assembled in front of the main gate of the Northern Training Area early this morning to protest the planned resumption of helipad construction work that has been suspended for five days during the Obon holiday period. The base opponents formed a convoy of about 180 cars and then staged a sit-in rally to block trucks and other vehicles from entering the construction site.

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