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TMT protests held across the country

TMT protests held across the country



PROTESTS AGAINST THE PROJECT CONTINUE TO GROW. DASH: AND WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE BIG ISLAND. FAR FROM THE MOUNTAIN, EVEN FAR FROM THE ISLANDS…DEMONSTRATORS ARE GATHERING. OUR LAUREN DAY JOINING US NOW WITH ALL THE INFORMATION. LAUREN? LAUREN: THAT'S RIGHT HOWARD… THE CONTROVERSY IS GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION. THOSE OPPOSED TO THE T-M-T PROJECT HELD DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS THE STATE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NATS: HONKING PROTESTORS THOSE AGAINST THE BUILDING OF MAUNA KEA ARE EXPRESSING THEIR OPPOSTION… LOUD AND CLEAR. NATS: HONKING ON MAUI… PEOPLE HELD SIGNS AND WAVED THE HAWAIIAN FLAG IN FRONT OF THE UH MAUI COLLEGE. NATS: CHEERING AND ON OAHU… A DEMONSTRATION TOOK PLACE ON THE H-1 FREEWAY IN WHAT'S CALLED A "SLOW CRAWL." CARS… TRUCKS.. EVEN MOPEDS NEARLY STOPPING TRAFFIC. H-P-D RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING QUOTE THE VEHICLE DRIVERS AND MOPED RIDERS INVOLVED IN AFTERNOON'S INCIDENT ON THE H-1 FREEWAY POSED A HAZARD TO THEMSELVES AND EVERYONE AROUND THEM. THEIR ACTIONS WERE FOOLISH AND DANGEROUS. END QUOTE BUT THE PROTESTS STRETCH FAR BEYOND THE ISLANDS… NATS CAR HONKING, SCREAMS PEOPLE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA TOOK TO THE STREETS WITH SIGNS. MANY ARE FROM HAWAII… BUT NOW LIVE IN THE 49TH STATE. SAMMI PEDRO / PROTESTING THIRTY METER TELESCOPE: "AS HAWAIIANS, PROUD TO BE HAWAIIANS LIVING IN ALASKA, THAT WE CAN STAND OUR GROUNDS HERE AWAY FROM HOME." NATS: ALASKA PROTEST SOUNDS EVEN PEOPLE ON THE NINTH ISLAND GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS SIGN. AND MORE RALLIES ARE SCHEDULED IN SIN CITY FOR THIS WEEKEND. LAUREN: OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS… WE'VE SEEN NUMEROUS "SLOW CRAWL" FREEWAYS. H-P-D TELLS US, ISLANDWIDE OFFICERS WAS ISSUED CITATIONS FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND MADE AT LEAST ONE ARREST THIS AFTERNOON. H-P-D SAYS ITS OFFICERS WILL BE MONITORING TRAFFIC AND TAKING ENFORCEMENT ACTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. HOWARD, BRIGETTE, BACK TO YOU.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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