The Latest: Hawaii governor visits telescope protesters

ABC News | 7/24/2019 | Staff
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The Latest on protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige is visiting protesters who are blocking construction of a giant telescope at the summit of the state's tallest mountain.

Hawaii News Now streamed live footage of Ige's Tuesday arrival.

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Protesters met the governor with a nose-to-nose greeting called honi as he approached a tent where Native Hawaiian elders have been blocking the road to Mauna Kea's summit.

A woman presented him with lei. Another thanked him for coming.

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Earlier in the day Ige announced he was asking Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to lead talks with the protesters.

Ige also acknowledged the issues underlying the protests are deeper than the telescope and are about "righting the wrongs done to the Hawaiian people going back more...
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