TMT opponents, supporters turn to social media for awareness

COURTESY NA’ALEHU ANTHONY  An aerial view of Pu’u Huluhulu at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Mauna Kea Access Road on Hawaii island on Aug. 11.

COURTESY NA’ALEHU ANTHONY

An aerial view of Pu’u Huluhulu at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Mauna Kea Access Road on Hawaii island on Aug. 11.

From students to musicians, and now surfers, the opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is being spread via numerous social media campaigns.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, the nonprofit Mana Maoli teamed up with Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu, numerous musicians and supporters of the kiai, or guardians of the mountain, to coordinate a #jam4maunakea across the globe.

From Mauna Kea to ‘Iolani Palace to several U.S. mainland cities, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, supporters of the kiai sang and posted the same medley of “Ku Ha‘aheo” and “Hawai‘i Loa” in support of keeping the $1.4 billion telescope from being built on the mountain . . .

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