19 Mile March from Pahoa to Hilo to Protect Pohoiki Begins

A three day, 19 mile march, from Pahoa to the Hawaii Electric & Light Company (HELCO) building in Hilo, began today at Pahoa High School on the Big Island.

Planned route

Planned route

The marchers were protesting planned geothermal development in East Hawaii and in particular the area around Pohoiki Beach (Isaac Hale Beach Park).

Pohoiki March
Around 10:00 in the morning folks began registering for the march and preparing themselves for the walk.

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Approximately 200 folks marched from Pahoa High School to the Pahoa Shopping Center (Malama Market Intersection) where many of the folks weaned away from the rest of the walk.

Pohoiki March
By about 1:00 a group of about 50 folks had made their way to Ainaloa Boulevard about 4.5 miles into the march.

Pohoiki MarchYou can click on the pictures below to enlarge:

2 Responses

  1. Nathan Hale Beach Park? Pahoa people are worse than I thought. That’s Isaac Hale (pronounced Hah-lay) Beach Park – he was killed in the Korean war, but he was just a Hawaiian so I can see why Pahoa would prefer naming it after one of theirs. Keawe

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