Big Island Video News plans to cover the events on Mauna Kea early Thursday morning. We will update this page with media.
MAUNA KEA – Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea are planning to make a stand Thursday, despite the threat that they will be arrested by Hawaii County police should they choose to block construction crews from access to the summit.
Things were quiet on Wednesday, the calm before the storm. Many of the self-described protectors of the mountain expect today to be the day of reckoning. Police already informed them what would happen if they do not stand aside. Many indicated they would not, and are prepared to be arrested for their cause.
“I go to stand at the foot of my kupuna mauna,” Lanakila Mangauil wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “To protect my tutu mauna from machine welding, greed fueled industrial brutality. I will stand for what is Pono. No laws of corrupt man will enslave my heart and keep me from fallowing my na’au.”
To all the maka’i, the officers tomorrow who will carry out the dirty work of the $$$ masters, I will oli to your na’au, i call your sovereign spirit to the forfront of your actions. The world is shifting, consciousness is growing, honor is being recognized in those who fallow the righteous path and not false honor to thoes who simply fallow instructions.
Our stance for the Mauna has already begun to ripple across the world, I work for that ripple to carry our message of True Aloha!Lanakila Mangauil
by Big Island Video News
Tensions are high as the TMT blockade on Mauna Kea enters Thursday, the day participants expect to face arrest.