’Hilo Massacre’ commemorated

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Ron Auwae (center) and other International Longshore and Warehouse Union members stand in front of a mural commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre on Wednesday at Hilo Harbor.

  • Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

    This mural commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre was unveiled Wednesday at Hilo Harbor’s Pier 1.

Eighty years ago, a peaceful protest took a tragic turn as police opened fire on an unarmed crowd of union workers and their supporters at the docks of Hilo Bay in 1938.