Dwayne “, The Rock” Johnson, entered native Hawaiians for a peaceful protest in opposition to a $1.4 billion telescope venture on the top of volcano Mauna Kea Wednesday, in accordance with experiences.
“I noticed as we speak … it’s greater than the telescope,” Johnson informed reporters in the course of the protest, which is in its 10th day. “It’s humanity. It’s the tradition. It’s our folks, Polynesian individuals, who’re willing to die right here to guard this land,” The Huffington Post reported.
“This very sacred land that they believe in so powerfully,” he added
Johnson was born in California however attended high school in Honolulu.
Construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope was scheduled to start out on July 15 – the day the protests started. Demonstrators blocked the street and chained themselves to a gate on the construction site. On Wednesday, protesters chanted and danced the hula.
Astronomers say the 18-story tall telescope, which is funded by private firms and public universities would give an unrivaled view of the cosmos. However, protesters say the project is planned on sacred land.
“When issues escalate to that emotional apex, that may be a signal that one thing needs to be performed. To full charge ahead isn’t the best way to do it,” Johnson mentioned.
There are 13 telescopes already on the mountain, which have suspended through the protests.