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Protestors Carried Away in Stand Against Development Atop Haleakalā

Police begin arresting protesters. Photo: Maui Now.

Police begin arresting protesters. Photo: Maui Now.

By Wendy Osher,, July 31, 2015

In a show of solidarity against further development atop Haleakalā, demonstrators on Maui secured themselves in rows and bound their arms to others in a human chain across the pavement, in an attempt to block a planned convoy of vehicles scheduled to deliver equipment to the Daniel K Inouye Telescope currently under construction on the mountain. Read the rest of this entry

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope website taken down in cyberattack

A day after arrests, Mauna Kea telescope protest grows

Hawaii telescope blockade 8By Ben Gutierrez, Hawaii News Now, April 4, 2015

MAUNA KEA, HAWAIi – A small group of activists started a blockade against construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea ten days ago. Now, its a growing encampment.

Organizers estimate as many as 300 people lined the summit access road Friday, showing their opposition to the controversial $1.4 billion telescope.

“To see just so many people gathered, it was so uplifting,” said organizer Lanakila Mangauil. “It looked like there was a whole Mauna Kea festival going on.” Read the rest of this entry

Hawaii: Protesters arrested blocking road to giant telescope construction site

Hawaii telescope blockade 1New Zealand Herald, April 3, 2015

Protesters on Hawaii’s Big Island have been blocking the road to a mountain peak where one of the world’s largest telescopes is being built.

Hawaii County police spokeswoman Chris Loos said Thursday that some people have been arrested for blocking the road to the Mauna Kea summit, which is held sacred by Native Hawaiians. Read the rest of this entry