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Pāhoa Students Protest Trump Inauguration

January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM HST (Updated January 21, 2017, 8:32 AM) · 10 Comments
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Pāhoa protesters on inauguration day, Jan. 20, 2017. Photo credit: Venus Kohana, HAAS student.

Pāhoa protesters on inauguration day, Jan. 20, 2017. Photo credit: Venus Kohana, HAAS student.

Along with protestors across the islands and throughout the country,  Hawai’i Academy of Arts and Sciences students in Pāhoa joined together in a peaceful protest event, reported University of Hawai’i at Hilo Associate Professor Marina Karides.

Staging a morning protest outside of the school premises, students marched through the main street of Pāhoa carrying signs.

Students said they were protesting the racially biased, anti-migration and sexist rhetoric of now President Donald Trump throughout his campaign. They were also voicing their concerns about his cabinet nominees.

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The marchers were supported with horn honks by parents and community members and applause as they walked through the streets.

The protest concluded at the town’s community center.

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