Update regarding TMT on Maunakea

//Update regarding TMT on Maunakea

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that the state will reduce its law enforcement personnel on Maunakea.  Hawaii County Mayor Kim also announced that county police will withdraw from Maunakea. The Mauna Kea Access Road is now partially open to everyone, including hikers, hunters, visitors, cultural practitioners, astronomers, commercial tour operators and stargazers.

TMT is committed to finding a peaceful way forward on Maunakea for all. Said TMT VP for External Affairs Gordon Squires, “We are sensitive to the ongoing struggles of indigenous populations around the world, and we will continue to support conversations around TMT and the larger issues for which it has become a flashpoint. We are participating in private conversations with community leaders, but these conversations will take time.”

See also:

Hawaii News Now:
“As state withdraws law enforcement from Mauna Kea, protesters say they won’t follow”

Pacific Business News:
“Gov. Ige: TMT protesters have until Dec. 26 to leave camp at Mauna Kea”

University of Hawaii:
“UH President Lassner on latest Maunakea developments”