Hacked road sign along Pali Highway tied to deadly protests in GA
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A road sign was hacked along Pali Highway Tuesday evening.
It reads “Deoccupy Hawaii... Stop Cop City... Defend Atlanta Forest.”
It’s a reference to an ongoing protest in Atlanta, Georgia as activists try to stop construction of a police training facility in the Weelaunee Forest.
Fellow activists responded this past weekend by damaging a police building and setting a police car on fire.
Hawaii’s Department of Transportation said the unauthorized message was programmed to run on the sign manually in the field — not remotely — and that DOT systems have not been compromised.
The unauthorized message was subsequently removed and the pavement striping contractor was urged to change the passwords for the signs.
This story will be updated.
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