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City removes (de)Occupy tents from Blaisdell sidewalk

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:17 p.m. HST, Apr 24, 2013

City officials today moved tents and other belongings of (de)Occupy Honolulu members from the sidewalk in front of the Blaisdell Concert Hall on King Street.

The action was taken after Oahu Transit Services, operator of TheBus, complained that the items hindered access to the bus stop, city spokesman Jesse Broder Van Dyke said.

Sugar Russell, a (de)Occupy Hono­lulu member, has said group has taken great pains to ensure that tents and other structures leave at least 36 inches of clearance for people to pass by, the minimum allowed under current law, based on accessibility guidelines in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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gsc wrote:
These people are annoying ! Why don't they go back to where ever they came from.
on April 24,2013 | 02:29PM
Slow wrote:
"They" are so different than "us," yeah? Please stop your irrelevant and racist b.s.
on April 24,2013 | 03:55PM
false wrote:
Yeah. Most are mainland transient bums and stop trying to act local.
on April 24,2013 | 04:37PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The land of aloha is no more. This time, aloha means good-bye.
on April 24,2013 | 08:58PM
mainland_refugee wrote:
we have tolerated them for long enough and they are no longer welcome in our neighborhood. Time for them to go... preferably off-Island.
on April 24,2013 | 10:10PM
scooters wrote:
"Slow" seems to fit you. These fools are like a cancer and need to be removed.
on April 24,2013 | 08:40PM
juscasting wrote:
The supermarkets that had their carts stolen by these people should press charges!
on April 24,2013 | 02:37PM
PTF wrote:
One of the carts belong to Safeway.
on April 24,2013 | 02:46PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Anyone who supports these people's right to protest, please leave your address here. Hopefully, some of them will see it and move outside your home. I'm sure you wouldn't mind.
on April 24,2013 | 02:46PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I don't mind. 415 Beretania Street and 530 S King St. Come one come all. All will be welcomed.
on April 24,2013 | 03:14PM
scooters wrote:
Oh great, another wacko..
on April 24,2013 | 08:41PM
wlsc wrote:
great suggestion. all those who support them, leave your address.
on April 24,2013 | 05:45PM
Rapanui00 wrote:
You are so correct and a young black kid gets put away for stealing a pair of Nike tennis shoes worth 200 or so yet these people continue to steal shopping carts that cost around $400 each and our police just turn a blind eye. If you take away their shopping carts it makes them less mobile as well. Its all beyond ridiculous !
on April 24,2013 | 02:47PM
onlyaloha wrote:
You have to fight fire with fire. You have to do legal things to make them move, just like they do legal things to be able to stay on a sidewalk.
on April 24,2013 | 03:22PM
Skyler wrote:
No class, these guys. Just an excuse to be lazy rather than proactive.
on April 24,2013 | 03:25PM
Slow wrote:
I want classy protesters. You know, well-dressed, polite, never say a word, basically invisible, working two jobs for the man, that kind. By the way they are not lazy and the Occupy movement is the definition of proactive.
on April 24,2013 | 03:58PM
VivaPuertoRico wrote:
Good response Slow, but the Chamber of Commerce droids that post in the comments section were never programmed to understand humor.
on April 24,2013 | 09:09PM
waverider808 wrote:
hey maybe they can camp on uhm so then they can become watchdogs with all the thefts that is going on around campus and inspire more of our young adults to be lazy cretins too. a win win situation. moore hall needs them since in just a few short days, they had two breakins. moore hall has a nice covered patio area and bathrooms with campus security right across the street.
on April 24,2013 | 03:32PM
Slow wrote:
so dats where da tefts is happening, eh? you won u.h. grad looks like. me to.
on April 24,2013 | 04:01PM
Waterman2 wrote:
Nice try......da kine pidgin not like Hollywood version of souther slave........you really are kinda slow no ?
on April 24,2013 | 05:29PM
hanalei395 wrote:
NOT a "nice try"....If he talks that way to a wrong person, just because that person looks local, ...slow...would be slow in getting up. That is an extreme insult.
on April 24,2013 | 09:51PM
markat wrote:
Where did they move them?
on April 24,2013 | 03:35PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Sugar Russell is being flat out untruthful in regard to the 36 inch clearance. Often their bricks and tents do get in the way on a regular basis. How about cleaning up their graffiti on Beretania street?
on April 24,2013 | 03:37PM
PMINZ wrote:
Maybe they can go (De) Occupy by KPT in Kalihi? I know some tried to Occupy by HPD, that sure did not last long. How about 25 miles south of Waikiki.
on April 24,2013 | 03:53PM
kumasachi wrote:
How about occupieng the lawn infront of City Hall or the State Capital.
on April 24,2013 | 06:24PM
mainland_refugee wrote:
25 miles south of Waikiki is a super idea for a place to which these people need to move, PIMNZ. Love it!
on April 24,2013 | 10:22PM
Senior_Researcher wrote:
Since when do homless people, cum politiclactivists, get to unilaterally decide how wide a city sidewalk should be? They ain't for habitation no matter how wide they are!
on April 24,2013 | 03:38PM
Iuki wrote:
Good! Enough with these slugs already. They give people 36 inches to edge past their tents? That's ridiculous. A person in a wheel chair, or using a walker could not manage that. But they don't care. They are a blight. Be gone with them.
on April 24,2013 | 03:41PM
1truehawaiian wrote:
Good, now start with all the garbage the "homeless" leave on the sidewalks!!!
on April 24,2013 | 03:49PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yup, good start.
on April 24,2013 | 04:13PM
localguy wrote:
Just another dysfunctional, irrelevant, out of touch group trying to find a cause. Hey, how about taking a bath, shaving, clean clothes and go looking for a job. Fact is no one cares about you anymore and the sooner you realize you will be part of the solution.
on April 24,2013 | 04:23PM
mainland_refugee wrote:
Dear De(occupy): People stopped caring about your supposed message months ago. Why do you think people no longer honk their horns and the trollies no longer ring their bells when they drive by. You folks are a blight in our neighborhood and have long worn out the welcome mat. Go away already!
on April 24,2013 | 10:19PM
mcc wrote:
We need the old metro squad to clean up this town.Un-civil people should not have civil rights.
on April 24,2013 | 05:20PM
lee1957 wrote:
Fasi would have sent this circus packing long ago.
on April 24,2013 | 05:22PM
mrluke wrote:
I certainly hope that no one is holding their breathe that this issue is gonna end anytime soon.
on April 24,2013 | 07:05PM
sloturle wrote:
i seen them on the street mahalos
on April 24,2013 | 07:17PM
olos73 wrote:
How much money did the City spend to buy all those planters they put on the sidewalk on the Beretania side of Thomas Square? Had to be thousands of taxpayers dollars.
on April 24,2013 | 07:26PM
da long wrote:
The old days are over, and Mayor Kirk, is showing some spine with the present constraints. The taxpayers have given every consideration to these people, but now, it is a very small group, who are becoming increasing obnoxious and taking advantage of the aloha of everyone else. Probably the city and the police need some help in letting the squatters know it is time to go. Use the park, don't avoid where they are, and if they complain to you, let them know it is tme to go.
on April 24,2013 | 07:51PM
agumakiki wrote:
When I was coming home there was 3 tents still up at 5:30 P.M. today Will the City remove them again???
on April 24,2013 | 10:02PM
fstop wrote:
Headline: City removes (de)Occupy tents from Blaisdell Sidewalk

Photo Caption: City workers watch (de)Occupy Honolulu members move their belongings from the sidewalk...

So, which is correct?

on April 24,2013 | 11:52PM
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