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Hale Pai
Pacific American-News Journal

Iulai-July 1996 Volume 2 Issue 7

Makua
The Eviction

(Honolulu Advertiser) - Remaining campers at Makua Beach celebrated Father's Day, given that by Gov. Ben Cayetano, as he kept his promise that he wouldn't evict the campers over the weekend. About 40 campers remain from a population that was once about 300. The state wants to move the campers out of the area to make it into a park.

Cayetano had set a Saturday deadline for the campers to leave or face eviction. But last week he gave them a reprieve, saying that evictions wouldn't take place until after Father's Day.

Sparky Rodrigues, a Makua Council member, said they expected the state officials to arrive before dawn on Monday. He said, "The campers would be ready." The Makua Council had organized classes on peacefully resisting arrest.

Rodrigues said, "Our enemy is not the cops, it's the governor and the way the state laws are written."

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