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APEC protesters plan march to convention center this afternoon

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Two groups, Hawaii Peace & Justice and World Can’t Wait, are planning a march this afternoon from Old Stadium Park to the Honolulu Convention Center "calling for justice" for Kollin Elderts, who was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Waikiki allegedly by an off-duty federal agent in town for this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

The groups do not have a permit for their march, said organizer Carolyn Hadfield. She had no estimate on how many marchers are expected to participate.

"This is an emergency march called by both World Can’t Wait and Hawaii Peace & Justice," she said. "We’re calling for justice for Kollin Elderts. All of the facts about the case are being covered up and concealed by the Honolulu Police Department, the U.S. State Department and won’t be revealed until after APEC."

The march will begin at 4 p.m. today at Old Stadium Park in Moiliili and proceed ewa on King Street to McCully Street, down McCully to Kapiolani Boulevard to the convention center, the major site of today’s APEC meetings, Hadfield said.

Special Agent Christopher Deedy, of Arlington, Va., has been charged with shooting Elderts at Waikiki’s Kuhio Avenue McDonald’s and has been freed after posting $250,000 bail. He is scheduled to make his initial District Court appearance on Nov. 17, when details of the case will be made public.

Police said Deedy, 27, shot and killed Elderts, 23, during a confrontation at the 24-hour McDonald’s at about 2:44 a.m. Saturday.

 

 

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