Alleged cult left Kauai, and flew to Maui before leaving the state

Alleged cult left Kauai, and flew to Maui before leaving the state
On social media, protestors said the visitors drove off in a Honda SUV with Kauai police cars leading the way. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Members of an alleged religious cult seen on Kauai are back on their way to the mainland.

The cult calls themselves, “Love Has Won.” They sparked outrage and protests on Kauai over the last few days since they were seen staying at a rental property in Haena on the island’s north side.

On Sunday, they were escorted out of the area by Kauai police, pleasing opponents who staked out along the road with signs calling for the group’s removal.

According to the Kauai Police Department, the group had not violated any of the county’s COVID orders.

After heading to the Lihue airport, word spread that the group was headed to Maui.

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino confirmed three group members were intercepted at Kahului airport Sunday night. Police say the three were the leaders of the group, Amy Carlson, Jason Castillo and Miguel Lamboy.

Maui police say part of the group had reservations to stay at a property on the island that was “not approved for quarantine.” A few hours later, it was confirmed they flew out of Kahului back to the mainland.

Victorino says the group members were not allowed to leave the airport and were sent on a flight to San Francisco. From there they’re expected to head back to Colorado, where 11 other members have already returned.

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