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Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters

  • August 24, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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Tokyo Shimbun wrote that a group of media labor unions in Okinawa Prefecture issued on Aug. 23 a statement of protest after two reporters from Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protest demonstrations near the helipad construction site at the Northern Training Area. The statement said that the act is unacceptable as it violates the foundation of freedom of the press.

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