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Mazie Hirono visits TMT protesters at Mauna Kea

  • RONIT FAHL / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Kupuna Billy Freitas, right, led hula and chanting Monday during noon protocol at Mauna Kea on Day 36 of the TMT protest.

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono visited the site of the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope and toured the tent encampment at the base of the Mauna Kea Access Road for several hours Monday morning, speaking with protest leaders and Hawaiian elders who assured her the demonstrations are organized and peaceful. Read more

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