DLNR officers, TMT workers turning around due to protesters on Mauna Kea

DLNR officer delivers emotional statement to protesters

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Agents with the Department of Land and Natural Resources just informed the hundreds of protesters who have gathered to prevent the Thirty Meter Telescope construction, that officers & TMT workers will be turning around and no longer asking anyone to leave or make any further arrests.

More than 700 people gathered to stand in what they say is protection of a sacred Native Hawaiian space.

Seven hours after protesters began lining up to prevent construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the on the summit of Mauna Kea, only 10 people have been arrested and the TMT crew only made it about 1.5 miles up the road. More details tonight on Hawaii News Now.