HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A day after Hawaii News New reported the arrest of a Hawaiian activist, state officials are providing their side of the story.
Daniel Anthony was setting up for Ku’i at the Capitol when he was arrested Monday afternoon. He claims he was discriminated against.
His decision to speak only olelo Hawaii to the sheriff’s deputies renewed discussion on Hawaiian language rights and procedures, but the state state says he was apprehended for a completely different reason.
The Department of Public Safety said Wednesday Anthony was stopped by a sheriff for entering Palace grounds through a one-way exit.
They say he was arrested because he didn’t have a license.
Department officials added that Anthony originally lost his license a while back for operating a vehicle under the influence.