The protesters are angry after a former U.S. Marine employed as a civilian worker was arrested over the rape and murder of a local 20-year-old woman.
The demonstrators also called for the scrapping of plans by Washington and Tokyo to move a major U.S. Marine facility in the center of the island to a more remote area. The case has intensified longstanding opposition to the military bases, which house 26,000 U.S. troops on Okinawa and are a part of the U.S.-Japan security alliance.
US out of Okinawa -- stop the rape of Japan. https://t.co/mk2fDLnV1d— Justin Raimondo (@JustinRaimondo) June 19, 2016