2 arrested before demolition of unpermitted ‘learning center’

  • State workers demolish the unpermitted library/learning center on Friday. (Courtesy photo/DLNR)

  • State workers load scrap from the demolished building into a construction vehicle to be transported to a scrapyard in Hilo. (MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY/Tribune-Herald)

  • Law enforcement and Thirty Meter Telescope protesters face each other down from opposite sides of a police line Friday as an unpermitted structure is removed by state personnel. (MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY/Tribune-Herald)

MAUNAKEA — State personnel on Friday dismantled an unpermitted structure that was constructed by Thirty Meter Telescope protesters earlier this week.