Day 10 of the Construction Clash on Mauna Kea brought a very famous visitor.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson paid a visit to Mauna Kea. He met with protesters and said he’s hopeful progress will be made.
“At the end of the day as polarized as this seeming to be. And it is in many ways. There’s still solutions. There’s solutions in everything. You just have to have the right people coming to the table having the right conversations so I’m optimistic…It’s bigger than a telescope. It’s humanity. It’s a culture. It is people.,” said Johnson.
Following his visit on Mauna Kea, he posted about his experience with the protectors on Instagram.
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At the heart of any matter, is where the truth lies. Truth is, these people – our people – are the backbone and spirit of Hawaii and our culture. They are willing to die here to protect this very sacred land we stand on. This is not about stopping the progress of science. I’ll always be an advocate for science advancement, but not at the expense of human beings who are hurting. When we lead with empathy, we make progress thru humanity. I remain optimistic our leaders will do right by the people. Because in the end, that’s really the only thing that matters – people. #MaunaKea
As seen in the raw video above, he spoke with Kaho’okahi Kanuha and other kia’i.