Hawaii telescope groundbreaking halted by peaceful protest – UPI.com

HONOLULU, Oct. 7 (UPI) — Plans to build the world’s largest telescope atop the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea were delayed Tuesday when a groundbreaking ceremony was thwarted by protestors. For native Hawaiians, Mauna Kea and the surrounding peaks are sacred.

Several dozens protestors blocked the only road to the summit of Mauna Kea, or “sacred mountain.” Vans carrying attendees to the groundbreaking ceremony were not able to pass. Protests were echoed across the Atlantic in Palo Alto, as well as nearby, in and among the dorms of University of Hawaii students.

 

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