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Plants will separate protesters from graduates and concertgoers

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 07, 2013

~~<p>City officials said they will begin installing potted plants along the rim of the Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall lawn to separate people camped on the sidewalk from high school graduates and their guests, as well as people attending public performances at the music hall.</p>
<p>A member of (de)Occupy Hono&shy;lulu, the group that has pitched tents and placed other objects on the sidewalk on the makai side of South King Street since being booted from the mauka sidewalk fronting Thomas Square on April 22, likened the latest action to the racial segregation policies of the pre-1960s South.</p>
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City officials said they will begin installing potted plants along the rim of the Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall lawn to separate people camped on the sidewalk from high school graduates and their guests, as well as people attending public performances at the music hall.

A member of (de)Occupy Hono­lulu, the group that has pitched tents and placed other objects on the sidewalk on the makai side of South King Street since being booted from the mauka sidewalk fronting Thomas Square on April 22, likened the latest action to the racial segregation policies of the pre-1960s South. Login for more...



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