Jason Momoa and His Children Join Protest against Building a 30-Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea
Jason Momoa joined the protest in Hawaii, with his two kids, to stop a 30-meter telescope from being built at what natives believe to be a “sacred mountain.”’
Jason Momoa remembered his roots as he joined Hawaiian natives protest against the building of a telescope in Mauna Mountain.
Wednesday’s protest was the 17th day of fighting against the construction, and the actor decided to bring his whole family to see all the action and stand for what they believe it.
MOMOA IN ACTION
The “Aquaman” star was joined by his wife, Lisa Bonet, ten-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf, and 12-year-old daughter Lola Iolani. Momoa took to social media the cause he fought for, including a story of him heading out of the island.
“Aloha everyone, I’m home. My family and my babies are here,” Momoa said. “I love you, I loved being there, I loved supporting everyone, I loved interviewing everyone. We’re gonna get out voices out there, it’s my duty.”
The actor also posted a series of photos of himself, his family, and his fellow protestors, whom he called “my people,” during the event. If there’s one thing Momoa was successful during his short trip, was that he united a lot of people.
The project costs about $1.4 billion, funded by public universities and private companies all over the world.
JOINING “THE ROCK”
Momoa was not the only Hollywood star to take part in the protest as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also stood amongst the crowd to peacefully show means of disapproval to the project.
“What I realized today… It’s bigger than the telescope,” Johnson said. “It’s humanity. It’s the culture. It’s our people, Polynesian people, who are willing to die here to protect this land -- this very sacred land that they believe in so powerfully.”
THIRTY METER TELESCOPE PROJECT
The project costs about $1.4 billion, funded by public universities and private companies all over the world. Although there are already telescopes present at the top of the mountain, a larger one that can gaze up the cosmic sky is yet to be built.
The initial starting date of the construction was on July 15. However, protests also began on this day having locals block roads and tie themselves to the gate of the construction site.