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Highway closed, 33 arrested as Thirty Meter Telescope protests ratchet up

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Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com
Protesters sang and chanted at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to show solidarity with the Thirty Meter Telescope opponents on Mauna Kea on Wednesday.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

A woman who identified herself only by her first name, Ilohia, held a “Not Pono (just)” sign in front of police officers standing in formation at Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday afternoon.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

At top, law enforcement officers stood by to disperse opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope along Mauna Kea Access Road on Wednesday afternoon.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Above, a woman held her hands as the symbol for Mauna Kea after law enforcement stood down Wednesday afternoon.