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EntertainmentDwayne Johnson Joins Protest In Hawaii Over Construction Of Telescope On Tallest Mountain

16:31  25 july  2019
16:31  25 july  2019 Source:   etcanada.com

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The actor joined protesters who are protecting Mauna Kea, a mountain sacred to Hawaiians, from a massive project Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returned to his home state of Hawaii on Wednesday to support Native Hawaiian activists who are peacefully protesting a massive .4 billion telescope

Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is visiting Native Hawaiian protesters who are blocking a road to prevent the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii 's tallest mountain . Johnson reached the protest camp on Mauna Kea as dancers performed hula and chants.

Dwayne Johnson Joins Protest In Hawaii Over Construction Of Telescope On Tallest Mountain Dwayne Johnson. Photo: Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP

Dwayne Johnson doesn't want construction of a telescope marring one of Hawaii's most sacred places.

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The actor was in Hawaii on Wednesday, where, according to CNN, he joined protesters blocking a road at the base of the state's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea.

Protesters were out in force to oppose construction of the $1.4-billion Thirty-Meter Telescope at the top of the mountain. The telescope's construction was to begin in 2015 but was impeded by protests.

“I stand with you," Johnson told the crowd, according to Time. “This is such a critical moment and a pivotal time. Because the world is watching."

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Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is visiting Native Hawaiian protesters who are blocking a road to prevent the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii 's tallest mountain . Johnson reached the protest camp on Mauna Kea as dancers performed hula and chants.

Protesters have demanded that state authorities scrap plans to build a billion-dollar telescope on "sacred space." But Hawaii 's governor has Protesters , led by native Hawaiian elders, fear that the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) at the summit of Hawaii 's tallest mountain

Native Hawaiian groups say that Mauna Kea is sacred, and point out that it is already home to a number of telescopes.

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"What I realized today, and obviously I've been following this for years now, is that it's bigger than a telescope. It's humanity. It's culture," Johnson said.

The "Hobbs & Shaw" star, who is originally from Samoa, lived in Hawaii as a child. He has also reportedly offered to help facilitate discussions between protesters and the state.

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