Crowd comes out to support Ruggles

  • Lakea Trask holds up a sign stating, “We are not Americans,” while testifying Wednesday from Waimea by videoconference at a County Council meeting in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — “As a Hawaiian subject, I am a protected person. … This body illegally enacts United States laws in violation of the Hague and Geneva conventions, and as a victim of war crimes that stem from this unlawful legislation, I demand that this body immediately cease and desist.”