Eight people were arrested early this morning who set up camp across the road from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center on Hawaii island.  Seven women and one man were arrested for being present in the restricted area. All of those arrested were transported by the Hawaii County Police Department to Hilo for booking.

This is the second law enforcement action on Mauna Kea, since the enactment of the 120-day-long emergency rule. During an earlier round of enforcement on July 31, 2015, six people received citations and seven people were arrested.