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Chin leads state planning to address TMT protests

  • JAMM AQUINO/ 2015

    Protesters stood their ground in the roadway on the slope of Mauna Kea on Hawaii island. Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project view the mountain as a sacred place.

State and county officials led by Lt. Gov. Doug Chin have done extensive planning in recent years to prepare for the possibility of widespread protests in connection with the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, and at least some of those plans may involve the use of Hawaii National Guard equipment, according to sources familiar with the preparations. Read more

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