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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:13 AM

Tensions escalated in wind farm protest Thursday night, 26 arrested

The first of eight wind turbines was completed on Thursday for the Na Pua Makani wind farm.

That same day, Kahuku demonstrators put out a call for people to join in their opposition and hundreds of people showed up to Kalaeloa, where the equipment is stored, and things escalated quickly.

The night started peacefully but quickly turned into people screaming, pushing and being arrested.

“They start to push on us and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh they’re really going to push on us,’ There are so many people behind us and all the keiki are in the back so there’s nowhere for us to go,” explained Kahuku resident Neva Fotu.

Read more: https://www.khon2.com/top-stories/tensions-escalated-in-wind-farm-protest-friday-night-26-arrested/

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