UH says it reached out to protesters before ahu were removed at TMT site

File photo An ahu is seen here shortly after it was built in 2015 near the Mauna Kea Access Road.

The rapid removal of two ahu at the Thirty Meter Telescope site on Maunakea last week came after years of failed attempts at communication between the University of Hawaii and TMT protesters, UH advisers told the Tribune-Herald.