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Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction

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When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea's summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.
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Hawaiian protesters arrested trying to block telescope on sacred lands

Hawaiian protesters arrested trying to block telescope on sacred lands

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Police have arrested dozens of elderly protesters in a crowd of thousands blocking a road to the highest mountain in Hawaii, an ongoing effort to halt the construction of a giant telescope on land considered sacred by natives.
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Hawaiian protesters seek to block telescope project but state vows to proceed

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Protesters led by a group of native Hawaiian elders delayed the start of construction on Wednesday for a giant new telescope atop Hawaii's tallest mountain, but state officials began making arrests and vowed the project would ultimately proceed.
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Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block construction of telescope

Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block construction of telescope

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Police have arrested several protesters blocking access to Hawaii's highest peak where a telescope will be constructed on land some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
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