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Hundreds in Waikiki protest APEC

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COMA number of Anti-APEC factions banded together and marched to intersection of Ena Road and Ala Moana Boulevard this afternoon.
    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A number of Anti-APEC factions banded together and marched to intersection of Ena Road and Ala Moana Boulevard this afternoon.
  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COMProtestors marched to the intersection of Ena Road and Ala Moana Boulevard this afternoon before the planned Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders dinner at the Hale Koa Hotel.
    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Protestors marched to the intersection of Ena Road and Ala Moana Boulevard this afternoon before the planned Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders dinner at the Hale Koa Hotel.
  • GORDON PANG / GPANG@STARADVERTISER.COMAn international group of protestors showed up at Waikiki this afternoon to speak out against business practices of leaders involved in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
    GORDON PANG / GPANG@STARADVERTISER.COM
    An international group of protestors showed up at Waikiki this afternoon to speak out against business practices of leaders involved in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Between 250-300 people from Vietnam to the mainland U.S. marched from Old Stadium Park to Ala Moana Boulevard to protest the business policies of countries taking part in this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering. 

The protest stopped in front of the Wailana Coffee Shop where they were met by several dozen law enforcement officers, most of them Honolulu Police Department officers on bicycles or walking alongside the protesters wearing aloha shirts and straw hats.
 
It was the closest the group could get to the Hale Koa Hotel where President Barack Obama was hosting 18 other leaders from the Asia-Pacific region.
 
After chanting slogans like "APEC sucks, labor and resources!" for about half an hour, the group then marched along Kalakaua Avenue to Kalakaua Triangle for more speeches.
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