Tuesday, June 24, 2008

HAWAIIAN MONARCHISTS SEIZE PALACE GROUNDS

JOHN WINDROW, HONOLULU ADVERTISER The state is proposing new rules regarding protection of 'Iolani Palace and its grounds. The Hawaiian Kingdom Government - one of several Hawaiian sovereignty organizations that say they do not recognize the authority of the U.S. government or the state of Hawai'i - has been occupying the mauka lawn of the palace since April 30. . .

Mahealani Kahau, who has described herself as the head of state for the Hawaiian Kingdom Government, said her group had not been notified of the proposed rules yesterday and had no comment. "We conform to Kingdom law," she said. "We have never wavered on that."

On April 30, the Hawaiian Kingdom group locked the gates of the palace grounds for about eight hours and blocked entrance to all but Native Hawaiians and the media, effectively shutting down tours at the palace as well as operations at the Hawai'i Archives Building that sits just behind the palace.

Since May 1 group members have spent weekdays on the palace lawn, saying they were conducting business.

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