RantCrush Top 5: June 20, 2016

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Unrest on Okinawa Island: Protesters Call For Removal of US Military Bases

Okinawa Islanders have had enough. After a 20 year-old Japanese woman was raped and killed at the hands of a US Marine, intensified protests sprung up Sunday to remove U.S. military bases from the island. This is largest demonstration against the U.S. since the rape of a 12 year-old girl by two American marines and a Navy sailor in 1995.

These crimes are not tolerated in the states so why are they committed by our servicemen overseas? The issue risks weakening ties between Japan and Washington, and has yet to be endorsed by Japanese lawmakers. Read the full story here.

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