5 a.m. Wednesday morning on top of Mauna Kea, 700+ protectors banned together in a mission to halt construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope project set to resume construction that morning. After many hours of standing their ground, the tide turned in favor for the Aloha ‘Aina movement and all of Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources informed the hundreds of Protectors that officers and TMT workers will be turning around and no longer asking anyone to leave, nor will they make any further arrests. Though the battle was won there is still a long war ahead for all us Defenders, metaphorically speaking.
Below is a link that takes you over to Hawaii News Now, where you can watch an emotional video shot by journalist Mileka Lincoln. She has been covering the Mauna Kea story for sometime now, bringing all of us live updates and honest coverage. Mahalo to Mileka and all the Aloha ‘Aina warriors standing up an Defending Hawaii!
Also visit ‘Oiwi TV for live coverage direct from Mauna Kea.