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Police oust sovereignty group from Maui beach park

Police oust sovereignty group from Maui beach park

Police on Maui have ousted several Native Hawaiian activists from Waihee Beach Park.
Trespass citations were issued against 11 people on Tuesday, including members of the Reinstated Hawaiian Government who have been camping at the park since December, The Maui News reported.
The sovereignty group claims the county government isn't the legal owner of the beach park, which it says belongs to the Hawaiian people.
The police action followed the group's refusal to leave after officials announced closure of the park for maintenance and beautification.
Nelson Armitage of Haiku asked police to produce evidence the county owns the park. He's the group's minister of foreign affairs and spokesman.
Group leader Henry Noa goes on trial April 3 on charges of trespassing on the island of Kahoolawe.
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Updated : 2021-03-09 16:29 GMT+08:00