About 20 Oahu wind farm protesters arrested

KAHUKU — In the latest Hawaii protest of a controversial project, police arrested at least 20 people attempting to block equipment from traveling to a wind farm construction site.

Opponents have been fighting the project planned for Oahu’s North Shore for about a decade. Protests intensified over the weekend, with some saying they’re inspired by the success of protesters blocking construction of a giant telescope on the Big Island.


Protesters gathered late Thursday at a site where an equipment convoy was stationed.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports protesters duct-taped and plastic-tied themselves together in the middle of a road before arrests began.

Hawaii News Now reports protesters were arrested for disobeying officers.


Police gathered at the construction site Friday as the convoy arrived.

Opponents say the turbines cause health problems and are noisy.

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