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Support grows for Thirty Meter Telescope opposition

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Kaliko Kanaele, Royal Order of Kamehameha I, practices a traditional Hawaiian sunrise chant, E Ala E, at the ahu (shrine) on a rock formation at Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday.
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Honolulu City Council member Heidi Tsuneyoshi meets with Billy Freitas at the kupuna tent on Mauna Kea Access Road on Saturday.
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Protesters meet with law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Division of the Dept. of Public Safety and DOCARE officers of DLNR on the Mauna Kea Access Road. They came to an agreement that would allow those officers to be replaced at their posts by Hawaii National Guard and police officers from Honolulu and Maui.
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The morning gathering at the Mauna Kea Access Road by those opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. The group's leadership reiterates the rules of conduct to the group, especially for the new attendees.
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Lanakila Mangauil speaks to the morning gathering at the Mauna Kea Access Road. He tells the crowd an agreement was reached with the law enforcement officers that would allow Honolulu and Maui police officers and National Guard troops to replace the tired DOCARE officers from DLNR and State Sheriffs Division.
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Keala Fung of Honolulu tosses a trash bag into the dumpster at Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday. The dumpster was brought in on Friday, Fung said, and mentioned that trash was also hauled away by people who drove in with vehicles capable of carrying away such loads.
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A partially filled dumpster at Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday.. The dumpster was brought in on Friday, Keala Fung said, who mentioned that trash was also hauled away by people who drove in with vehicles capable of carrying away such loads.
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Honolulu City Council member Heidi Tsuneyoshi meets with Billy Freitas at the kupuna tent on Mauna Kea Access Road on Saturday.
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A Department of Transportation Highways Division work crew sets up a traffic advisory sign in a median of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the intersection with the Mauna Kea Access Road.
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Practicing a traditional Hawaiian sunrise chant, E Ala E were (from left) Billy Freitas, Kini Palmyra Kaleilani Burke, Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Kinohi Neves, Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Robert McKeen, Royal Order of Kamehameha I and Kaliko Kanaele, Royal Order of Kamehameha I. They were joined by Ryoko Osako, a Hindu practitioner, at the ahu (shrine) on a rock formation at Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday.
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Andre Perez, one of the leadership team members of the group opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, stops at the coffee, water, tea, juice table at Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday.
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There were 22 total portable toilets available, mostly at Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday, but some are available at the Mauna Kea Access Road site near the kupuna tent.
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Kaleikoa Kaeo explains what transpired in a meeting with law enforcement officers on Saturday.
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The morning gathering at the Mauna Kea Access Road by those opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. Ghe group's leadership, includes Pua Case, who reiterates the rules of conduct to the group, especially for the new attendees.
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The morning mist that brought light showers clears and reveals the summit of Mauna Kea.
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Ryoko Osako, a Hindu practitioner, sits at the ahu in the daytime and sleeps at the ahu at night.
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More people arrive at the protest site on Saturday.
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The intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Mauna Kea Access Road is controlled by protesters to ensure the safety of those crossing to and from Puuhonua O Puu Huluhulu on Saturday.
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A Department of Transportation Highways Division work crew sets up a traffic advisory sign in a median of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the intersection with the Mauna Kea Access Road. A State Dept. of Transportation, Highways Division work crew setup a traffic advisory sign that reads "Slow Down" and "Reduce Speed" in a median of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, near the intersection with the Mauna Kea Access Road, as per the agreement with the protesters, Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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Law enforcement officers stood on the Mauna Kea Access Road on Saturday.
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The morning gathering at the Mauna Kea Access Road by those opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. The group's leadership reiterates the rules of conduct to the group, especially for the new attendees.
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A sign warns of no trespassing, hunting and hiking just off the Mauna Kea Access Road with Mauna Kea in the background.