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Mauna Kea Protest Convoy Could Tie Up H-1, Other Roads On Sunday

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FILE -- H-1 Freeway heading to town

O?ahu motorists should expect traffic delays Sunday morning heading west from Hawai?i Kai to Wai?anae. 

Supporters of the protests against building of the Thirty Meter Telescope are organizing a cross-island convoy. Organizers expect several hundred motorists.

Honolulu police officers will escort the motorcade from Maunalua beginning at 9 a.m. traveling to M??ili by around noon.

They will start out on Kalanianaole Highway, then travel on the H-1 Freeway and Farrington Highway. On-ramps to the H-1 will be closed while the convoy is underway.

Convoy organizers are asking participants to arrive at Maunalua Bay by 8 a.m. for a briefing on the event’s kapu aloha or nonviolence code of conduct. 

Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi is a general assignment reporter at Hawaiʻi Public Radio. Her commitment to her Native Hawaiian community and her fluency in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi has led her to build a de facto ʻōiwi beat at the news station. Send your story ideas to her at khiraishi@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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