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Crowd protests killing of Oahu man before APEC

Kyle Kajihiro Kyle Kajihiro
Carolyn Hadfield Carolyn Hadfield

 HONOLULU (AP) - Nearly 70 people marched in Honolulu in honor of an Oahu man who was allegedly shot and killed by a federal agent before this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.

Marchers held signs saying "APEC Kills" and "Justice for Kollin" in reference to Kollin Elderts, the 23-year-old killed inside a McDonald's restaurant in Waikiki over the weekend.

The group marched on sidewalks from Old Stadium Park to the Hawaii Convention Center, where the meeting is being held this week.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy was in town to provide security for the conference.

He is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The 27-year-old was released Monday after posting $250,000 bail. The State Department has put Deedy on paid administrative leave.

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