March for Lili`uokalani

Editor in Chief Nick Carrion Photos by Nick Carrion

On Jan. 17, while on Oahu to attend the opening of the 2018 State Legislative Session, members of UHHSA’s Legislative Committee were also able to witness a spectacular sight. Hundreds of protesters marched to the historic Iolani Palace in Honolulu to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. Iolani Palace served as a prison for Queen Lili`uokalani, the last monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom, for eight months following the overthrow. Marchers chanted, danced, pounded poi, and witnessed the raising of the Hawaiian flag over the palace at the same time of day that it was originally lowered.

many hawaiian state flags being waved

marching down the streat with a people holding a banner in the front

speakers on a podium for the march