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UN climate summit halts delivery of lei in Paris

Courtesy: Sherrie Austin Courtesy: Sherrie Austin

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A group of Maui residents delivering sections of a mile-long lei in Paris to honor victims of recent terrorist attacks had to postpone the lei ceremony due to a demonstration ahead of the U.N. climate summit.

The Maui News reports that organizer Tim Lara says the group delivering the 250-pound lei made up of ti leaves and orchids had planned to meet with members of a Hawaii youth delegation who are in Paris to attend the conference. But the meeting was canceled before protests broke out Sunday at the city's main memorial site, the Place de la Republique.

The protest was planned as part of a global movement to combat climate change.

The group delivered some segments of the lei Sunday at various memorial sites. The remaining segments were expected to be delivered Monday.

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