4. Occupy protesters return to Thomas Square sidewalk
By Gregg K. Kakesako
POSTED: 07:59 a.m. HST, Feb 03, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 08:29 a.m. HST, Feb 03, 2012
Ten Occupy Honolulu protesters spent the night camping on South Beretania Street fronting Thomas Square defying city officials who warned them against rebuilding the campsite they established on the sidewalk along South Beretania Street and Ward Avenue in November.
Madori Rumpungworn, who has been living at Thomas Square for the past three months, said she and several others are waiting to see what city officials do next.
"They want to tango," said the Ewa Beach resident and former Leeward Community College student, ""two can tango."
On Thursday, workers from the city Facility Maintenance and Parks and Recreation departments removed four tents and other items belonging to Occupy Honolulu protesters under a new ordinance which forbids storage of private items on government property.