Kaho’okahi Kanuha explains how, after Thursday’s mass arrest, the movement to block the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope appears to have only gotten stronger.
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MAUNA KEA – The day after 31 people were arrested up and down Mauna Kea for obstructing the Thirty Meter Telescope project, a large crowd again gathered at Hale Pohaku to continue their stand.
It was Good Friday, and so many were off work and available to take part in the effort. Supporters came from all islands. There were no arrests reported today. It was also reported that no work was done at the TMT site.
On Oahu, Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Peter Apo held a press conference calling on Governor David Ige and University of Hawaii President David Lassner to establish a 30-day moratorium on construction for TMT. Walter Ritte, who joined Apo at the press conference, took things a step further. “The goal now is not to stop the building of this observatory,” Ritte said. “The goal now is to get all of these observatories off this mountain.”