Organizers of Saturday's Aloha Aina rally were hoping for a crowd of 10,000 people.

According to Kumu Hina Wong, over 20,000 people showed up.

The march was in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope being built on Mauna Kea, but Kumu Hina says the hope is bigger than that. 

"This is our chance to put our people in positions of leadership in the community," Hina said.

For Hina, Saturday's march was reminiscent of the 100th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

"I haven't seen anything like this since 1993. This might even be bigger," said Hina.

The 20,000+ who attended were all well-fed, thanks to Auntie Tammy and Uncle Danny of Hale Kealoha.

They spent the week preparing food for over 20,000 people and on Saturday, served everything for free.

"Not because we have plenty if money, we have a passion for this. We have that honor to cook the food that is being grown by our people so to take care of our people in return that's what our job is," said Auntie Tammy.