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Emergency edict puts Mauna Kea off-limits even to cultural practitioners, officials say

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vicky Holt Takamine showed hula movements to the chant “Poli‘ahu” to the Halau Hula o Mauna Kea dancers near the Mauna Kea Access Road intersection Thursday at a gathering of people opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A Hawaii state flag flew upside-down atop Puu Huluhulu volcanic cone Thursday across from the Mauna Kea Access Road intersection.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Thirty Meter Telescope protesters Thursday allowed a water tanker to pass through to Mauna Kea Access Road.

An emergency proclamation signed by Gov. David Ige means that no one will be allowed on Mauna Kea, including cultural practitioners, and National Guard troops will join other law enforcement officers in dealing with protesters attempting to stop construction of a telescope at the mountain’s summit, state officials said Thursday. Read more

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