Protesters picketed Camp Schwab US Marine Base near Nago City, Thursday, as rallies against the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to the area continue.
Demonstrators chanted slogans against the plans and held placards decrying the US military presence as they lined the road leading to the marine base in Henoko.
Over the next five years, a new facility will be built in the waters off the coast from Camp Schwab as part of the relocation of the Futenma Air Station to the Henoko area on the island of Okinawa. The move has been received with continuous opposition from locals and Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga.
The protest comes after a resolution was passed by an Okinawa Prefectural Assembly committee on Tuesday demanding legal action against the base’s relocation. The entire assembly will vote on the issue on Friday, which could lead to legal action against Tokyo for pushing through the project.