Group protesting new security laws organized
A group of mostly young people, including college students, who oppose the national security-related legislation pushed by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched a new group called ‘SEALDs RYUKYU’ at a gathering in Tembus Hall on Kokusai Street in Naha, Saturday. Following the gathering, the just launched group held a press meeting at the hall.
According to the group, this is the fourth SEALDs group in the country after similar organizations were established in Tokyo, Tohoku and Kansai areas. The SEALDs RYUKYU had 15 members at its inaugural meeting.
The group is scheduled to organize a study meeting “Security-related Bills and Okinawa” at café UNIZON in Ginowan City on Aug. 22nd. It is also planning to organize a protest rally on Aug. 23rd in Mihama, to which it aims to attract more than 500 participants.