Women’s March Maui 2019 participants gather for the opening ceremony at University of Hawaii Maui College Great Lawn on Saturday. Organizers estimated 2,000 in attendance at the third annual rally, which coincides with marches across the country.
SECOND PHOTO: Makawao resident Terry Comstock holds a “Trump Don’t Surf” sign during the march. He said he came out “to support women’s rights and to support the planet’s rights and to try to have solidarity with everyone who’s turning to the positive side instead of the negative side.”
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Jill Greengrove of Paia shouts at a trio of counterprotesters during the Women’s March Maui 2019, which started at University of Hawaii Maui College and did a brief loop along Kaahumanu Avenue. Counterprotesters, who were the same group as last year, used a loud speaker to denounce abortion, feminism, liberalism and homosexuality, among other issues. — The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
Counterprotesters including Darrel Hall (foreground) returned this year to denounce women’s march participants. — The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
Lei‘ohu Ryder (background) and Maydeen Kuuipo Iao perform the opening pule, or prayer, at the Women’s March Maui 2019. — The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
Women’s March Maui 2019 participants hold colorful signs with an array of messages such as “I am a strong man because of a stronger woman” and “Women unite.” The local march persisted despite cancellations around the country. — The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
A security camera overlooks the hallway leading to the food court bathrooms. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Vice President of Business & Community Relations Toni Rojas discusses security improvements at the Kahului mall Friday morning. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Toni Rojas, vice president of business & community relations, said Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is “vested in ensuring a safe place for everybody.” — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center head of security Sean Everett walks the food court area Friday. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo