In line with “Let’s go to Henoko—Stop building a new facility! 9.20 Action by residents of Okinawa” held in Henoko, Okinawa, a protest meeting and demonstration was held in Miyasita Park in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward in the afternoon on Sept. 20 drawing some 650 people.
A fellow who was choked by a Coast Guard after a protest action with a group of canoeists off Henoko, made a speech at the rally.
After the event, participants demonstrated around Shibuya Station with a banner reading, ”Don’t allow the construction of a new facility in Henoko!”
They made various appeals by singing, “Return Okinawa to us,” dancing in Dugong costumes, raising photos of violent Coast Guard and so on. (By OZAWA Kuniko) Photos by SATO Shigemi