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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Protesters forced the closure of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway on Hawaii island for more than three hours Wednesday and 33 kupuna, or Hawaiian elders, were arrested in a sit-in intended to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Read more

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