Friday, June 26, 2015

DLNR, TMT Workers Turn Around Due To Protesters On Mauna Kea

After a seven-hour demonstration, Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) agents just informed the hundreds of protesters on Mauna Kea that officers and TMT workers will turn around and no longer ask anyone to leave. No further arrests will be made today, they say. Protesters began lining up early Wednesday morning to prevent construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the on the summit of Mauna Kea. A total of eleven people were arrested, and the TMT crew made it about 1.5 miles up the seven-mile road. In all, more than 700 people gathered to stand in what they say is protection of a sacred Native Hawaiian space.


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