Prutehi Litekyan to Okinawa governor: we don't all support the military buildup
Prutehi Litekyan has sent a letter to Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki in response to comments he made in Japanese media about the people of Guam supporting the relocation of marines from Okinawa to Guam.
"We are writing to inform you that this is not true," the direct action environmental advocacy group wrote. "Thousands of residents have provided public testimony" and have submitted "thousands of comments to the military clearly stating our opposition" to troop relocation.
Prutehi Litekyan wrote the letter in partnership with the Okinawan activist group No Helipad Takae Resident Society.
The letter calls the continued presence of U.S. military in Okinawa and Japan an "injustice" and says Guam, Okinawa and Japan "must unite for genuine security and peace."
Tamaki visited Guam in late August but only met with local and military leaders.