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Activists stand their ground at Mauna Kea

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Native Hawaiian practitioner Pua Case recited an oli (chant) during the wai (water) ceremony held Sunday at Puu Huluhulu.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Protestors marched atop Mauna Kea this morning.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The rite was attended by hundreds of people gathered in solidarity against the Thirty Meter Telescope, construction of which is scheduled to start this week.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Hawaiian flag has been posted upside down, as a sign of distress, above altered stop signs protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Hwy and Mauna Kea Access Rd.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Royal Order of Kamehameha I Ilamuku (chief) Michael Manuel and Native Hawaiian practitioner Pua Case exchanged honi Sunday at the wai (water) ceremony held at Puu Huluhulu.

Hundreds of Native Hawaiian activists encamped Sunday at the bottom of Mauna Kea were determined to stand their ground against the launching of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope — unsure of how law enforcement would intervene or what the morning would bring. Read more

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