琉球新報 2016年12月22日 05:00
「辺野古不当判決 オスプレイ墜落キャンドル・プロテスト」が２１日夜、那覇市の県庁前県民広場で行われた。「これ以上新しい基地を沖縄に造るな」との思いを共有した人々が「紙コップキャンドル」をともし、静かに強く抗議の意志を示した。名護署前や兵庫県、福岡県でも開かれた。 キャンドル・プロテストは、辺野古沖の埋め立て承認を巡る不作為の違法確認訴訟で最高裁が弁論を開かないまま県の敗訴判決を下したことを受けた抗議集会。ＳＮＳ（会員制交流サイト）などで参加を呼び掛け、賛同する人らが集まった。
英文へ→Candlelit protests against US military bases in Okinawa
Holding lanterns made of paper cups, participants denounced the ruling against Okinawa in the Henoko lawsuit. At Kenmin Hiroba in Naha on December 21.
At Kenmin Hiroba in Naha on December 21, citizens took part in a candlelit protest to denounce a U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey crashing off east coast of Nago and Japan’s Supreme Court ruling against Okinawa Prefecture in a lawsuit over the relocation of Futenma air base which would mean a new base in the already base-burdened island. Those who gathered lit paper candles as a powerful symbol of their protest. Candlelit protests were also held in front of Nago Police station as well as in the Prefectures of Hyogo and Fukuoka.
The protest was held following Okinawa Prefecture’s defeat in the lawsuit over the legality of the relocation brought by the national government against Okinawa in response to Governor Takeshi Onaga’s retraction of permission to reclaim land for the base in Henoko, Nago City. The Second Petty Bench of the Supreme Court announced their judgement of Okinawa’s appeal without listening to any testimony that would have been needed to overturn the initial verdict. The protest against the verdict event was arranged through social media.
(English translation by T&CT)
December 22, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo
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