Eight members of Occupy Honolulu were arrested over the weekend, and charged with curfew violations as they tried to make camp at Thomas Square.
"The group's website reported that the eight arrested faced a cumulative $1,700 in bail, but the Honolulu Police Department's booking section said all eight were released without having to post bail."
"Some 20 police officers arrived late Saturday at the city's Thomas Square."
"Members of Occupy Honolulu had said earlier Saturday that they planned to begin camping at the park starting at 10 p.m."
"Honolulu organizers said they also stood "in solidarity" with the homeless whom they say are being forced from the streets and parks as the city prepares this week to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit."
In an email to Crooks and Liars, one of the members of Occupy Honolulu said "Hey folks at Crooks and Liars. Hawaii is small and far away, but we feel the pain too."
Dear Honolulu, we know that economic pain is being felt everywhere in our great nation, even in your beautiful Hawaii. But never feel that you are too small. Our late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said that “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” Your efforts matter, and we are all there with you in solidarity. We hope to hear from you again soon!