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Protesters in Okinawa marched on Friday, calling for a halt to the controversial construction of a new U.S. military facility. Sunday marks the 44th anniversary of the prefecture’s reversion from American control.

Around 700 people, including representatives of civil groups and labor unions, gathered on Friday morning in front of U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, kicking off a three-day event the organizers dub a peace march.

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