Uncle Abel Lui Returns to Kamehameha Statue and Plants More Taro

Today, Hawaiian activist Abel Lui returned to the King Kamehameha Statue on Hilo’s bayfront.

"Uncle" Abel Lui

“Uncle” Abel Lui

A small celebration was held where he and his family and friends were able to replant the Taro that was previously dug up by the County.

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From what I heard, they had a permit to plant the taro this time and from what I could see, there was no police presence and no efforts to stop them from planting the taro.


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When I arrived after my son’s soccer game down at Bayfront, there was about 100 folks gathered in support of Lui.

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