Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A male protester in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of obstructing executive officers after he scuffled with police at a base gate, marking the first time an arrest has been made in connection with rallies against the contentious Osprey deployment.
The two tilt-rotor aircraft arrived from U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture around 4:30 p.m. after a two-hour flight, adding to the existing fleet of 12 units. Ten more are expected to be assigned to the base in Ginowan, bringing the total to 24.
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Comment: Good thing that it wasn't an Osprey that crashed yesterday...