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27 TMT opponents who were arrested in July appear in Hilo District Court

  • RON PAUL / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Abel Lui, who blew a conch shell in the courtroom prior to his arraignment, returns to the gallery on Friday after pleading not guilty to a charge of obstruction at the Hilo Courthouse. The charge is related to the ongoing protests on Mauna Kea over construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope construction.

    RON PAUL / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    Abel Lui, who blew a conch shell in the courtroom prior to his arraignment, returns to the gallery on Friday after pleading not guilty to a charge of obstruction at the Hilo Courthouse. The charge is related to the ongoing protests on Mauna Kea over construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope construction.

  • RON PAUL / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Deborah Lee is arraigned Friday on a charge of obstructing at the Hilo Courthouse. The charge is related to the ongoing protests on Mauna Kea over construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope construction.

    RON PAUL / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    Deborah Lee is arraigned Friday on a charge of obstructing at the Hilo Courthouse. The charge is related to the ongoing protests on Mauna Kea over construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope construction.

A procession of activists who were arrested for blocking Mauna Kea Access Road in protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope appeared Friday in Hilo District Court to plead not guilty to charges of obstructing the roadway. Read more

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