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Woman cited for graffiti on rocks at Hawaiian mountain

This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shows graffiti within a protected area on one of Hawaii's most revered mountains in the Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve. The department said the graffiti was found on April 28, 2017, and authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who painted the graffiti. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 10:45 PM

HONOLULU - Authorities have found the woman suspected of painting graffiti on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Tuesday the Native Hawaiian community helped officers contact with the woman, who was issued a citation.

Graffiti was found on rocks last month in the Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Reserve Area. There was also graffiti on a portable restroom and other areas of Mauna Kea.

Protesters have been fighting to stop a giant telescope from being built on the mountain. Protest leaders condemned the vandalism, saying it amounts to desecration.

The state released a photo showing rocks painted with the words "stop" and "bombing."

Protest leaders say that likely refers to efforts to stop the military from using Pohakuloa Training Area.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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