Dozens of Hawaii park redevelopment protesters arrested

HONOLULU — Honolulu police have arrested at least two dozen protesters who were blocking access to a park that city officials want to redevelop.

Protesters started gathering early Thursday in anticipation of construction equipment and crews returning to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park.

Opponents say the city’s $32 million redevelopment project in unneeded and unwanted. They also say it will increase traffic and displace a native bat, among other concerns.

Hawaii News Now reports the park renovation project had widespread support when plans were first announced a decade ago. The project has gained opposition this year.

The morning scene with protesters singing, crying and sitting on the ground facing police echoes an ongoing protest on Hawaii’s tallest mountain. Protesters are at Mauna Kea blocking construction of a giant telescope.


Information from: KGMB-TV,

  1. Debra Kekaualua September 28, 2019 9:07 am Reply

    Hurrah! We are actively educating the population about what is Truth and Integrity to all those that continue to think they are “in charge”. Finally, we have initiated a stance that can no longer be refuted by current, and absolutely, the past 60- years of corrupt and fraudulent pilauticians. There are many in our hood who have gravitated toward money and lawlessness so incredible, that I am certain many a bathroom mirror has shattered. The reality of the “Game Over” phenomena has come to roost and with Uhane Hemolele in our houses, we will prevail and a lot of the current islands wide population who continue to shred the “she shed” will find themselves booted to Alcatraz, a federal pen that will be restored by the very hawaii peoples that has been ringing hells bells for a minimum of 125+ years.

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