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22 people arrested for refusing to leave 'Iolani Palace grounds

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:26 p.m. HST, Nov 07, 2011


 Photo Gallery: APEC, Iolani Palace arrests

State law enforcement officers arrested 22 people tonight after they refused to leave the ‘Iolani Palace grounds.

Members of the sovereignty group Hawaiian Kingdom Government claim the state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.

The arrests went peacefully and took about 35 minutes in the parking lot near the State Archives. The lights of the palace shined in the background.

“We’ve always done things peacefully,” group spokesperson Donna Willard said.

The 22 people were charged with criminal trespass II, a petty misdemeanor, and planned to stay overnight at a jail in Kapolei before being transported for arraignment to a District Court.

State land Director William Aila said he was disappointed that the members chose to be arrested and thought they had made their point.

The arrests, close to 7 p.m., came several hours after Aila announced a decision to close ‘Iolani Palace and the surrounding grounds to the public from 5 p.m. today through Nov. 15 at 6 a.m., saying he wanted to protect the area and ensure public safety during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings on Oahu.







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hanoz808 wrote:
"Her Royal Highness" who dubbed her that??? what a joke!
on November 7,2011 | 09:28AM
braddah wrote:
That's the first thing I thought....
on November 7,2011 | 03:16PM
MC96816 wrote:
HPD arrests the Occupy Honolulu folks at Thomas Square but leaves the people at Iolani Palace alone. There should be consistency in the application of the law.
on November 7,2011 | 09:50AM
aceman808 wrote:
Agreed! The campers at Iolani Palace are worse and should have been booked.
on November 7,2011 | 10:37AM
Anonymous wrote:
The "fish cops" were called to Iolani Palace because HPD is supposed to handle only the "real" crimes.
on November 7,2011 | 07:40PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Good thing the "Friends" decided to leave the toilets open for the crazies to use, because they're full of ****
on November 7,2011 | 10:14AM
allie wrote:
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on November 7,2011 | 12:10PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
Wrong. The Palace was built with Klaus Spreckles' money that Kalakaua borrowed from him. There was no income tax or sales tax in those days.
on November 7,2011 | 11:07PM
piratepidgin wrote:
pot calling the kettle black...
on November 7,2011 | 05:15PM
TMJ wrote:
Will the real Ken Conklin please stand up...
on November 7,2011 | 05:59PM
lee1957 wrote:
Full moon? Planetary alignment? Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?
on November 7,2011 | 10:33AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Why is the state letting these kooks get away with this? It needs to be nipped in the bud. Evict or arrest them now.
on November 7,2011 | 12:00PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
They are not crazy. They are exercising their right to freedom of expression WITHOUT government intervention. It's in the Hawaiian Kingdom Constitution Article 3 as well as in the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
on November 7,2011 | 08:41PM
allie wrote:
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on November 7,2011 | 12:06PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
Actually in the Hawaiian Kingdom Constitution ARTICLE 3 grants the right that "All men may freely speak, write, and publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right, and no law shall be enacted to restrain the liberty of speech, or of the press, except such laws as may be necessary for the protection of His Majesty the King and the Royal Family." ARTICLE 4 grants "All men shall have the right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble, without arms, to consult upon the common good, and to petition the King or Legislative Assembly for redress of grievances." So NO they would NOT BE EXECUTED.
on November 7,2011 | 08:27PM
from_da_cheapseats wrote:
Prior to the constitution, commoners were regularly executed. With little cause, save for the whim of the alii. Be my guess she wouldn't have lasted long in the pre-constitution era. Just a guess
on November 7,2011 | 09:09PM
MoTown808 wrote:
So what? Prior to emancipation proclamation dark-skinned people, women and children were treated as private property. The Hawaiian Kingdom outlawed slavery long before the U.S. did.
on November 7,2011 | 10:25PM
MoTown808 wrote:
So what? Prior to emancipation proclamation dark-skinned people, women and children were treated as private property. The Hawaiian Kingdom outlawed slavery long before the U.S. did.
on November 7,2011 | 10:26PM
cojef wrote:
Usurpers, the likes of no geneology, posing as royalty have much chutzpa. Probably leftovers from the "house of refuge" after the overthrow of the Hawaiian Royalty, with no place to go and no one to feed them, except hand-outs from the State Government. "Follow the money" from whence derived.
on November 7,2011 | 12:12PM
waimeabi wrote:
agree with mc96816 be consistent--looks racial to me
on November 7,2011 | 12:21PM
kuewa wrote:
These pupules need to be trucked to Kane`ohe (state hospital). Or maybe we should restore the old ways so that these pretenders can be appropriately punished by the ali`i. Pu`ukohola looks almost fully equipped.
on November 7,2011 | 01:12PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
Actually in the Hawaiian Kingdom Constitution ARTICLE 3 grants the right that "All men may freely speak, write, and publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right, and no law shall be enacted to restrain the liberty of speech, or of the press, except such laws as may be necessary for the protection of His Majesty the King and the Royal Family." ARTICLE 4 grants "All men shall have the right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble, without arms, to consult upon the common good, and to petition the King or Legislative Assembly for redress of grievances." So NO they would not be "sent to a state hospital." They have a right to FREELY speak and to FREELY protest... similar to Americans and the U.S. Constitution which protects us from OUR government.
on November 7,2011 | 08:29PM
entrkn wrote:
They arrest the Occupy protesters who have valid grievances and they don't arrest the trespassers at Iolani Palace who have no validity at all... hmmm.
on November 7,2011 | 01:35PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
Actually BOTH protest the government which are VALID GRIEVANCES. The former protests the U.S. government while the latter protests local. State, AND the Federal Government. Think before you post please.
on November 7,2011 | 08:34PM
braddah wrote:
If you're gonna be "Her Royal Highness", can you please dress like an "HRH", and not like a Wal-mart Highness.
on November 7,2011 | 03:18PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
And I am King Kalakaua, LOL.
on November 7,2011 | 04:13PM
akamaiperson wrote:
Double standard, for sure. Meanwhile, these clowns were still on the Palace ground at 3 this afternoon, sitting around in their lawn chairs by the diamond head gate.
on November 7,2011 | 04:36PM
tim5fl wrote:
These people are nuttyer than a christmas fruitcake,and I agree,why were not arrested ?
on November 7,2011 | 04:51PM
SmedleyFerndock wrote:
If you admit that with the effort required to protect state property beyond the APEC perimeter is beyond the capability of HPD, what can I expect as a private citizen, if I call HPD in the next ten days?
on November 7,2011 | 04:56PM
palani wrote:
Hawaii loses, APEC loses, so, I guess the thugs won, but which ones?
on November 7,2011 | 05:06PM
Changalang wrote:
This is a great example of non culture clash. Aila should be commended on his expertise on defusing the situation with agreed upon mutual respect and no force. Thats how.
on November 7,2011 | 06:40PM
control wrote:
yet another fringe group claiming to be the one and only. No wonder Kamehameha had such a hard time uniting the islands.
on November 7,2011 | 07:32PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Too bad it has come to this. Aila did the right thing. Let them go thru the process.
on November 7,2011 | 07:50PM
st1d wrote:
hawaiian kingdom government is just an )( organization.
on November 7,2011 | 07:57PM
omd111 wrote:
Funny how these people with no Royal Lineage says that they are the rightful heirs to the throne. If they were still under the true Hawaiian Kingdom, they would be peasants with no rights, no land and only there to serve the royalty. But now they are fighting for what was never theirs.
on November 7,2011 | 08:46PM
MoTown808 wrote:
This only shows that you know very little of the Hawaiian Kingdom era. So-called peasants had constitutional rights. Commoners had a vested constitutional right in land known as native tenant rights, and contrary to what you think you know, they did not serve the royalty. You've confused the Hawaiian Kingdom era with the pre-Kingdom era.
on November 7,2011 | 10:41PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Whatever happened to the old system whereby comments were allowed to get "likes", so that we could clearly see which commentator was "liked".
on November 7,2011 | 10:23PM
MoTown808 wrote:
I completely disagree with the actions taken by the group. Arrests were predictable and they accomplished nothing. This is a simple repeat of what happened on the palace grounds a few years ago with a different sovereignty group. But what I despise more are the gross mis-statements of history.
on November 7,2011 | 10:39PM
steveshawaii27 wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:59PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:59PM
Anonymous wrote:
state of Hawaii is a “puppet government” and the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 7,2011 | 11:59PM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown illegally.
on November 8,2011 | 12:05AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
I assume all of these sovereignty moonbats have taken the no-welfare/no-unemployment/no-SSI/no-SS/no-civil-service-make-work-jobs pledge. You'd hate to think these glorious heroes would be taking money from their horrible oppressors. Otherwise, the'd just be an ill-groomed pack of hypocritical nuts .
on November 8,2011 | 04:55AM
Anonymous wrote:
Has the moderator suffered a major stroke? Why else would "anonymous"'s infantile and barely coherent posts be published so punishingly many times?
on November 8,2011 | 04:58AM
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