Protesters gather in Waikiki to denounce police shootings
By Craig T. Kojima |
April 17, 2021
About two dozen protesters, including Eileen Sammon, left, gathered in Waikiki on Saturday morning to bring attention to police shootings and other incidents that have taken place recently in Hawaii and around the country, including Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 29-year-old Lindani Myeni during an altercation with Honolulu police officers outside a Nuuanu home. The protesters set up at the intersection of Kalakaua and Kapahulu avenues, where they waved signs as cars and pedestrians passed by.
Belo Silitshena was a friend of Lindani Myeni, who was shot by police on Wednesday. Silitshena was part of a group that protested police shootings protest at the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu in Waikiki on Saturday.
Liz Rees holds a sign on Saturday.
Lisa Jeffers-Favro, left, and her son, Louis, came in from Waialua for Saturday's protest in Waikiki.