Hawaiian protesters seek to block telescope project but state vows to proceed

FILE PHOTO: Protesterers led by native Hawaiian elders take part in a protest against the building of a giant new telescope on what they considered sacred ground at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano, on Big Island, Hawaii, U.S. July 17, 2019. Ryan Finnerty/Hawaii Public Radio via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Protesters led by a group of native Hawaiian elders delayed the start of construction on Wednesday for a giant new telescope atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain, but state officials began making arrests and vowed the project would ultimately proceed. Demonstrators formed a human blockade for a third straight day of an access road leading […]

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