Dozens rally to "Save Our Sherwoods"
WAIMANALO, Hawaii - A rally in Waimanalo on Sunday let the East Oahu community make its feelings known regarding a beach park. These folks are part of a movement called Save Our Sherwoods. They say they're upset about a city plan to convert part of Sherwood Forest in Waimanalo Bay Beach Park into a regional sports complex.
Opponents say there are bones or "iwi kupuna" buried in the area, and they put up crosses marking the spot. It's part of what makes this culturally important, they say.
"We are out here today just to express our concerns about the development that is happening here at Sherwood Forest. For us it is about protecting the iwi kupuna, it's about protecting our history, it's about protecting our identity," said participant Kuike Kamakea Ohelo.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has said previously he would not stop the work because it would cost the city $300,000 if it canceled the contract. We asked the city for comment about this rally and it hasn't yet responded.