Police remove protesters blockading US military base in Okinawa
Published on Aug 19, 2016
Demonstrators gathered outside Camp Gonsalves, a US air base in Area near the village of Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, Friday. The protesters blocked entrance of the base, in protest against the US building of helipads in Higashi village, as well as the recent spate of violent acts committed by serving and former US military personnel. The building work is set to begin after the Japanese government approved a total of six helipads to be built in Higashi.