Activists set up makeshift checkpoint

  • Kalaniakea Wilson speaks to a motorist at an unauthorized checkpoint along the Maunakea Access Road on Monday. TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald
  • Kalaniakea Wilson speaks to a motorist at an unauthorized checkpoint along the Maunakea Access Road on Monday. TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald

  • Kalaniakea Wilson, far left, stands with another “Kanaka Ranger” at an unauthorized checkpoint along the Maunakea Access Road on Monday. Participants erected the red building, called “Hale o Kuhio.” TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald

HILO — About two dozen people calling themselves “kanaka rangers” held an unauthorized checkpoint Monday along the Maunakea Access Road.