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Protestors demonstrate at Iolani Palace

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By Roger Mari - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Monday night, state officers were back at Iolani Palace, making sure demonstrators remained peaceful. The protestors are back, and promising not to leave.

Sunday night law enforcement officers were called to Iolani Palace to investigate a group of protesters who call themselves the "Re-instated Hawaiian Government.

"We're beginning a 7-day vigil tradition to protest the illegal overthrow of our country, and it happened here," said protestor Henry Noa.

Today officers were out in force after hearing that the protestors would continue their demonstration. Sunday night they were asked to leave the palace grounds.

"We're upholding our tradition, so I'll adhere to what they requested, but we'll be back tomorrow," said Noa.

By late Monday afternoon there was no sign of the protestors, but Department of Land and Natural Resources officers want to make sure if they do show up things don't get out of control.

"We're not here to shut the gates or kick anyone out; we're not even here to reclaim the throne. We're here because we continually protest the illegal occupation by the U.S. government and the state of Hawaii."

January 17th marks the 115th anniversary of the overthrow of the kingdom of Hawaii.

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