Law enforcement raids Kauai hotel site to remove protesters

  • The Garden Island sheriffs with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety clear the roadway for the van transporting at least one person arrested Thursday at Coco Palms hotel in a raid in in Wailua, Kauai. (Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island via AP)
  • Sheriffs from the Hawaii Department of Public Safety collect details at Coco Palms hotel in a raid in in Wailua, Kauai. State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of the Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once lived and where Elvis Presley's character got married in the movie "Blue Hawaii." (Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island via AP)

HONOLULU — State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of a Kauai hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once lived and where Elvis Presley’s character got married in the movie “Blue Hawaii.”