‘Okinawa without US bases’: Some 35,000 protesters against foreign military presence in Japan

‘Okinawa without US bases’: Some 35,000 protesters against foreign military presence in Japan

Some 35,000 protesters raise placards saying “Do not yield to authority” during a rally to protest against a controversial US airbase in Naha in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on May 17, 2015.

The protests began on Friday with about 1,200 people in Okinawa, as the island marked the 43rd anniversary of its reversion to Japanese sovereignty, and continued into Sunday gathering thousands of people.