Lawmakers to DHHL: Don’t clear protesters



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In this 2020 file photo, a few tents are set up off Saddle Road and Maunakea Access Road.

Although the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands had planned a sweep of individuals who continue to occupy the area around the Maunakea Access Road, three Hawaii lawmakers have formally asked the department chair to explore possibilities that would permit the protesters to remain on the mountain.