Police remove protesters blockading US military base in Okinawa

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Protesters blocked the entrance of a US military base in the village of Higashi in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture on Friday to show their anger over the recent spate of violent acts committed by serving and former US military personnel. Footage shows demonstrators being carried away by police to clear the path for vehicles entering the base. The protest came amidst proposals to move another US airbase to Henoko in the south of Okinawa – an act demonstrators have also been protesting.

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