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Police remove 90 protesters at helipad construction site in Northern Training Area

  • August 23, 2016
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 1
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Ryukyu Shimpo front-paged a report saying that on Aug. 22 riot police forcibly removed about 90 protesters from the helipad construction site at the Northern Training Area. The protesters, who blocked a gate to the training area with 30 vehicles, scuffled with police for about 90 minutes. A 97-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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