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A group opposed to the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea held a news conference Friday at the headquarters of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources in Honolulu. The group spoke out against the state’s removal of Native Hawaiian structures on the mountain they say were built to serve as a site of religious observance. As the start of construction on the summit approaches, they are also concerned about the potential use of force against protesters.