Initial construction is beginning on a huge telescope to be built on top of Mauna Kea. This mountain is considered very sacred by Hawaiians. The new telescope will join many others built over the objections of those seeking to protect the sacred site. People engaging in non-violent resistance to the continued desecration are being arrested.
In response to the initiation of construction and the arrests, the King issued a Cease and Desist Order to County and State officials. A copy of that Order is attached.