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Two Mauna Kea ‘Protectors’ Arrested During Maui Protest

August 21, 2015, 10:09 AM HST
* Updated August 21, 10:53 AM
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Two Hawai’ian activists from the Big Island were arrested Thursday while protesting the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under construction on Maui’s Haleakala.

According to our sister website MauiNow.com, eight people were arrested along Haleakala Crater road.

According to the story, a representative from the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy initiated the complaint. Upon arrival, police found trees, rocks and glass on the road and were stopped by demonstrators.

Several were arrested for failure to disperse, obstructing and disorderly conduct. Their bail was set at $400 and another person was arrested for obstructing and was released after posting $100 bail.

Among those arrested includes Mauna Kea protest spokesman Lanakila Mangauil of Honokaa and Joseph Henderson of Pahoa. Henderson was among those arrested in July for allegedly violating the new Mauna Kea emergency rules.

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