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Kauai protesters block visitors from entering Kuhio Highway into Ha‘ena State Park

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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Kauai’s Kuhio Highway was briefly closed Tuesday morning as protesters blocked the roadway heading to Ha‘ena State Park. Nancy Mae Chandler confronted a visitor attempting to drive in.

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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

A new Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan limits visitation to 900 people a day, and new restrictions mean visitors to the park need to reserve parking.

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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Tourists were turned away on Kuhio Highway just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, but protesters picked local traffic out of the line and let it go through. Kauai police arrived before 7 a.m. and opened the road to everyone.