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Activist: Maui police used excessive force despite peaceful protest

Hawaii telescope protest arrests

Police make arrests during protest against telescope construction in Hawaii. Photo: Hawaii News Now

Hawaii News Now, August 3, 2017

MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) –

After a handful of activists were arrested Tuesday in protests against a controversial telescope planned for Haleakala, some are claiming Maui police officers used excessive force despite a peaceful demonstration. Read the rest of this entry

Hawaii: Police Identify 20 Arrested and Charged For Demonstration Blocking Telescope Convoy

Land defenders block transport trucks, July 31, 2015.  Photo: Maui Now.

Land defenders block transport trucks, July 31, 2015. Photo: Maui Now.

by Maui Now, July 31, 2015

Maui police identified the 20 individuals arrested and charged for blocking a convoy of heavy equipment and telescope parts from being delivered to Haleakala for the ongoing construction of the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope.

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at around 10 p.m., officers with the Maui Police Department were summoned to Central Maui Baseyard to assist with crowd control and public safety issues involving the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope transport project. A representative of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy initiated a complaint that numerous individuals were blocking the exit, according to Maui police. Read the rest of this entry