OHA statement on yesterday’s arrest of kūpuna and others on Maunakea

The arrests Wednesday morning happened at the base of Mauna Kea, where an estimated 1,000 Maunakea Kai’i have gathered to try to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (“TMT”). Despite the 33 arrests, the protest at the base of the summit has remained peaceful. Governor Ige of Hawai’i declared a state of emergency following the arrests.

OHA Statement here: “The Native Hawaiian community weeps today.”

State of Hawai’i Emergency Proclamation – Mauna Kea.

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