I suggest all of us hold the Light around this situation. As stated below, this is Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (also here), or Sovereignty Restoration Day, celebrated to commemorate the return of sovereignty to the Kingdom by the British government back in 1843.
It takes a lot of gall by the State to arrest the Protectors on this day of celebration in Hawai’i. But these State groups and organizations are just showing themselves for who they are, and what they represent. They are helping to shine the light of the world on their actions.
Mauna Kea protectors pulled out of their ceremonial hale and arrested by docare officers this morning at 2:00am. That they came on Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea shows the kind of settler racism and blatant persecution of kanaka maoli and the “Host” culture we still face everyday here in our homelands. Aue!