Posted on August 17, 2013 by Damon
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.
The marchers were protesting planned geothermal development in East Hawaii and in particular the area around Pohoiki Beach (Isaac Hale Beach Park).
Around 10:00 in the morning folks began registering for the march and preparing themselves for the walk.
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.
By about 1:00 a group of about 50 folks had made their way to Ainaloa Boulevard about 4.5 miles into the march.
You can click on the pictures below to enlarge:
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