Peaceful protest at Mauna Kea on moku o Keawe (Hawai‘i island) over the last two weeks has brought alaka‘i (lead) protectors to organize thousands of Mauna Kea kia‘i (protectors) at the base of the sacred mountain. A thirty meter telescope has been of contentious debate since a groundbreaking ceremony was stopped in 2014.
Kia‘i chained themselves to a cattle guard at the entrance base of Mauna Kea on Monday July 15, 2019.
Here is a full court press conference from Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
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