‘The Rock’ Stands up for the Protesters in Hawaii

‘The Rock’ stands up for the protesters in Hawaii
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Dwayne Johnson popularly called as The Rock showed up in Hawaii

Yesterday Johnson extended his support to the protesters who are against the construction of a Thirty-meter telescope atop of Mountain Mauna Kea.

The Rock visited the protest site, which is the base of Mauna Kea after about 10 days of its beginning and has offered to be the communicator between the protesters and the state. Although born in California, Johnson has attended high school in Hawaii and so the state holds a special place in his heart.

The former wrestler and Hollywood actor, Johnson, was seen discussing the matter with Kaho’okahi Kanuha who is the leader of the protestors at the protest site in Hawaii. This is however not the first time that the protests have occurred, it goes back to the year 2015 when the construction was actually supposed to begin.

The mountain is already a host for a number of telescopes and the Thirty-meter telescope would only add to its woes apart from the fact that the people there, consider it to be sacred and therefore want to save Mauna Kea from further human interference.

I remain optimistic our leaders will do right by the people.” He further clarified that he’s not against progress but the process that might put humanity on hold.

Finally, in the end, he concluded his views, “Because, in the end, that’s really the only thing that matters – people.

In another interview with the Huffington Post, he said, “What I realized today … it’s bigger than the telescope. It’s humanity. It’s the culture. It’s our people, Polynesian people, who are willing to die here to protect this land”.

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