Hawaii: Eight protesters arrested on Mauna Kea

Why are these people being arrested?? Seriously…why are they being arrested for exercising their right to freedom of speech and to petition their government to address their grievances? This is a sacred area for the Natives and they deserve to have a tiny bit of their traditions recognized and respected.

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Some of those arrested on Sept 9, 2015 in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Photo: SF Chronicle. Some of those arrested on Sept 9, 2015 in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Photo: SF Chronicle.

By Gregg Kakesako, Honololu Star Advisertiser, Sept 9, 2015

State conservation officers arrested eight protesters  on Mauna Kea early Wednesday morning for violating the state’s new emergency rules that prohibit camping on the mountain, a Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman said.

DNLR officers arrested seven women and a man at a protest camp across the road from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center for being in the restricted area on the mountain.

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