12 Arrested Blocking Road To TMT Construction Site On Sacred Land In Hawaii (VIDEO)

RED POWER MEDIA

By Red Power Media Staff

Shouts of “ku kiai mauna” — the guardians of the mountain — could heard Thursday at Mauna Kea’s summit as police led 12 arrested protesters away from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) construction site.

The Hawaii Police Department said they were blocking access to construction workers who were en route to the summit to begin work on the telescope.

Department of Land and Natural Resources officers lead Thirty Meter Telescope protesters from the telescope building site on the summit of Mauna Kea on Thursday. Department of Land and Natural Resources officers lead Thirty Meter Telescope protesters from the telescope building site on the summit of Mauna Kea on Thursday.

Scientists hoping to see 13 billion light years away, giving them a look into the early years of the universe, are facing opposition from Native Hawaiian groups who say the construction site of a new telescope is on sacred land.

While the Native Hawaiian groups opposing the project do not oppose the telescope itself, they disagree with the location of the…

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