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Gov. David Ige calls Mauna Kea camp an ‘unsafe situation’

  • Video Bruce Asato, courtesy Gov. David Ige and Tulsi Gabbard

    Gov. David Ige said Friday he will not call in additional Hawaii National Guard troops at this time. Ige told reporters he never contemplated the use of tear gas on demonstrators on Mauna Kea.

  • Video by Bruce Asato /

    Mauna Kea opponents issued sharp responses to Gov. David Ige's press conference on Friday.


    Placards line a traffic barricade along Daniel K. Inouye Highway as protesters cross at the intersection to continue their opposition to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, Friday.

The mood at the protest was relaxed and cordial Friday, but Ige cited what he said were serious problems with the operation. Read more

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