• Kyodo, Staff report

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Hundreds of young people threw stones and broke a glass door at a police station in Okinawa Prefecture late last week after a police officer allegedly hit a high schooler with a baton.

The Okinawa Prefectural Police believes that the attacks were prompted by social media posts detailing the incident between the high school student and a police officer, which followed a minor collision early Thursday.

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