By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, January 8, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald An activist walks through the uprooted kanaka garden in Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo.
JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Activist Gene Tamashiro near the statue of Kamehameha the Great in Hilo Thursday with citations from the Department of Land and Natural Resources in his right hand.
JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Division of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officers talk to a woman Thursday near the statue of Kamehameha the Great in the Wailoa River State Recreation Area.
An early morning operation Thursday to uproot a “kanaka garden” planted earlier this week by Hawaiian sovereignty activists was a multi-agency response, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.