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January 4, 1969. Page 8.


TOKYO (Third-World Press) -- The patriotic Japanese students of Ryukyu University held a rally and demonstration in Naha City, Okinawa prefecture last week to voice their strong demand for the withdrawal of the bandit B-52 bombers of the U.S. armed pig forces now stationing in Okinawa.

Following the explosion of a B-52 shortly after taking off from the Kadena base in Okinawa last month which resulted in injuring a number of local residents and damaging their houses, another incident took place in the same base last week when one of the B-52 bombers made an emergency landing after it took off.

Furious over the incident, about three hundred students of Ryukyu University held a rally in front of the U.S. Civil Administration in Naha City to express their determination to struggle resolutely for the withdrawal of B-52 bombers from Okinawa and the dismantling of U.S. military bases in the island.

Right after the rally, the students staged a demonstration, marching in high spirits to the Kadena U.S. military base. They shouted such anti-U.S. slogans as "Withdraw immediately the B-52 bombers," and "Smash the Japan-U.S. 'Security Treaty'." Merging with another group of people demonstrating in front of the base, they condemned the crimes committed by the U.S. bandit planes.

The forceful action of the students threw the U.S. and Japanese reactionary pigs into a panic. The latter sent out about five hundred armed policemen to ruthlessly suppress the demonstrators. Braving the pigs' brutal suppression, the students stormed the base several times and fought bravely with the police.

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