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University of Hawaii president visits Mauna Kea protest site

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    University of Hawaii President David Lassner visited Mauna Kea on Sunday, met with kupuna and addressed a crowd of about 2,000.

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    University of Hawaii President David Lassner waited Sunday to make a short address to the crowd gathered along Mauna Kea Access Road.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    University of Hawaii President David Lassner, center, walked down Mauna Kea Access Road on Sunday to visit kupuna (elders).

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Damian Marley held an impromptu concert for the crowd Sunday at Mauna Kea Access Road.

University of Hawaii President David Lassner on Sunday briefly visited the site of the protests that have blocked the start of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, but a key leader of the anti- TMT movement said there are no talks scheduled with Lassner, the state or Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to try to resolve the standoff. Read more

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