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ASSOCIATED PRESS Demonstrators on Thursday promised to resume their protest on Mauna Kea after 31 people were arrested for trespassing and blocking work vehicles from reaching the construction site of the planned $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. Above
ASSOCIATED PRESS Protesters were arrested Thursday trying to prevent the construction of a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii island, a mountain held sacred by some Native Hawaiians. Some consider the $1.4 billion telescope project a desecration of Mauna Kea. Astronomers say the telescope will allow them to see some 13 billion light-years away. A state Department of Land and Natural Resources officer, center, spoke with a Thirty Meter Telescope protester on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii island Thursday.