Activists occupy part of Wailoa state park

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Taro and fruit trees were planted Sunday by the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Gene Tamashiro talks about the reasons for peacefully protesting Monday in front of the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo.

A group claiming the authority of the Hawaiian Kingdom has again set up camp in Hilo’s Wailoa State Recreation Area and planted taro and fruit trees it describes as a “kanaka garden” on the lawn near the statue of Kamehameha the Great.