Hundreds gather for prayer vigil

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald A small group of people stand atop Pu'u Huluhulu with an upside down Hawaii flag during Sunday's vigil in opposition to the construction of the Thirty Millimeter Telescope on Maunakea.
  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald A group of people stand by a pickup truck with a spray-painted sign in its bed depicting the Hawaii flag with the message A'ole TMT at a Sunday vigil at Pu'u Huluhulu
  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Several people sit and stand by pahu (drums) during a Sunday vigil at Pu'u Huluhulu.
  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald A number of people chant before a ahu (stone altar) with ho'okupu (gifts) during a Sunday vigil at Pu'u Huluhulu. Directly in front of the altar are two members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha.
  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald A view of the parking lot at Pu'u Huluhulu shows a mere fraction of the hundreds of vehicles carrying participants to a Sunday vigil in opposition of the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.
  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald A sign at the entrance to the parking lot on Saddle Road across from the intersection of Maunakea Access Road proclaims the area to be Pu'uhonua O Pu'uhuluhulu, a place of refuge.

A 12-hour prayer vigil Sunday drew hundreds opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea to Pu‘u Huluhulu, across from the intersection of Saddle Road.