Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants Hawaii’s tallest mountain to be left alone … joining protests to halt construction of a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea.
The Rock was in Hawaii Wednesday on the 10th day of protests at the base of Mauna Kea … as natives continue mounting pressure to block the construction of a 30-meter telescope. Dwayne — who is Samoan but grew up in Honolulu as a child — told the crowd, “I stand with you.”
The issue … Native Hawaiian groups are concerned the construction will harm a site they consider to be sacred. Construction of the $1.4 billion project was supposed to begin in 2015 but opposition to it was also intense back then … and the project never broke ground.
The Rock — who offered to be a liaison between protesters and state officials — told KGMB, “What I realized today, and obviously I’ve been following this for years now, is that it’s bigger than a telescope. It’s humanity. It’s culture.”