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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Last Friday, the Iolani Palace in Honolulu was occupied by a group claiming to represent the true king of Hawaii.

About 25 members of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Nation, with its self-proclaimed king Akahi Nui, began locking the gates at about 5:30 p.m. One palace employee was allegedly assaulted at the palace gates.

It was the second time a sovereignty group locked the palace gates this year. About 70 members of a separate group, the Hawaiian Kingdom Government, occupied the grounds on April 30.

"We don't have any information on this group (Kingdom of Hawaii, Nation)," said [Kippen] de Alba Chu [executive director of Friends of Iolani Palace]. "We never heard of them before.

"Other sovereignty groups are very upset with this," he said.

And so they are.

Where have we seen this before?

And, of course, it must lead inevitably to this: