Protesters rally against US military on Okinawa

People protest against the presence of US bases, in front of the gate of the US Marine Corps' Camp Schwab, in Nago, on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, on June 17, 2016Thousands of demonstrators rallied on the Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for decades. Protesters, which organisers expected to number more than 50,000, gathered in the prefectural capital Naha, infuriated with the United States after a former Marine employed as a civilian base worker allegedly raped and murdered a young local woman in April.

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