Damian Marley Protests Mauna Kea’s Thirty Meter Telescope Proposal In Hawaii

Damian Marley is the latest celebrity to use his voice for good.

The musician joined hundreds of Native Hawaiians who are protesting the construction of a proposed Thirty-Meter Telescope at the base of Mauna Kea, a mountain on Hawaii Island.

Protesters spoke out to oppose construction of the $1.4-billion telescope at the top of the mountain. Construction was to begin in 2015 but was impeded by protests.

In a video from the march, Marley chatted to the crowd, sharing his love for Hawaii and urged the need to protect history and culture.

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He also performed a few songs, including his track “Everybody Wants To Be Somebody” and his father’s, Bob Marley’s “Positive Vibration” and “Get Up Stand Up”.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has also spoken out about the telescope.

“I stand with you,” Johnson told a crowd, according to Time. “This is such a critical moment and a pivotal time. Because the world is watching.”

“What I realized today, and obviously I’ve been following this for years now, is that it’s bigger than a telescope,” the Hawaii native added. “It’s humanity. It’s culture.”

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