Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:32 PM
Occupy Honolulu protesters remove their tents
By Gregg K. Kakesako
POSTED: 09:05 a.m. HST, Feb 02, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 10:04 a.m. HST, Feb 02, 2012
Occupy Honolulu protesters, who had been camping on the sidewalk in front of Thomas Square, began breaking down their tents this morning.
The action follows the issuance of 24-hour removal notices on Wednesday under a new law prohibiting the storage of personal belongings on city sidewalks.
City crews stood by to remove any belongings left on the sidewalk along Beretania Street and Ward Avenue. But at about 9 a.m. two city dump trucks and city crews drove away to help cleanup the sidewalk around Aala Park, where about 17 removal notices were also issued to homeless campers on Wednesday.
Only four tents remained on the sidewalk in front of Thomas Square at 8:45 a.m.