Politicians join demonstration marking 200 days of protest

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Protest activities organized by people opposing the construction of the replacement base for MCAS Futenma in Henoko, marked the 200th day of the protests on Jan. 22nd.

In the morning of the same day, a total of 50 people, including Okinawan members of the Japanese Parliament Diet, and members of prefectural and municipal assemblies, joined in the sit-in protest in front of the main gate of Camp Schwab, in order to express their opposition to the construction of the new base.

The protest activities by the assembly members continued through the weekend.  On Sunday, more than 100 members of the Diet, and prefectural and municipal assemblies opposing the relocation attended the protest demonstration.

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