The Latest: Gov. Ige says protesters must behave lawfully

ABC News | 7/14/2019 | Staff
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The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

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At a short news conference Sunday, Gov. David Ige said that "respected the right of people to protest" at the site of the Thirty Meter Telescope site as long as protesters behave lawfully.

Ige noted that several hundred people were at a vigil Sunday near the construction site.

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"As construction begins, our number one priority is keeping everyone safe," Ige said, adding that he wants to make sure construction workers and truck drivers have unimpeded access to the telescope site.

Ige said that law enforcement agencies have prepared for every scenario, and they have coordinated their efforts.

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Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help answer fundamental questions about the universe.

But the site where they plan to build is considered by...
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