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Kakaako Development Protests Continue

Save Our Kakaako protestors gather at Kewalo Basin on President's Day. Save Our Kakaako protestors gather at Kewalo Basin on President's Day.

(KHNL) More than one hundred people gathered on Monday, for a Ho'olaule'a in support of the Save our Kakaako group.

From state leaders to surfers, many people have their memories of Kewalo Basin.

"We all grew up on the ocean," said Sen. Clayton Hee.

"Go surfing, go paddling, all the things people do down here," said local resident Ann Frost.

They're using this bond to battle the planned development called Kakaako Makai. They're against A&B Properties planned project, which will include two condo towers and other commercial development.

"This urban corridor is so overbuilt, there are so few places for open space," said Sen. Hee.

Earlier this month, Governor Linda Lingle met with Save our Kakaako supporters and told them she would not interrupt the project.

"I talked to A&B and HCDA, the two parties involved and they told me 'Ron, we will not move on this signing until the Legislature decides'," said Ron Iwami with Save our Kakaako.

That could happen in May. Until then, this group said they will continue their fight.

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