Ground-breaking ceremony for Thirty Meter Telescope cancelled because of protesters

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A ground-breaking ceremony on Mauna Kea, which would have included a blessing from native Hawaiians, was cancelled Tuesday when protesters showed up trying to block the telescope’s construction.

There were also small numbers of protesters at other locations that are also connected to the telescope project.

With previous similar protests of other telescope projects, the protesters seem to always disappear when the projects agree to give them money. Makes me wonder if their religious fervor is much shallower than the news stories of this protest would lead us to believe.



  • DK Williams

    These protesters are fortunate no one told the local SWAT team they were holding.

  • orion314

    It always amazes me how some of the most beautiful places on earth are infested with some of the most neolithic hominoid cultures…

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