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Experiments with truth: 8/25/09

hawaiiprotest

More than 300 native Hawaiians marched through the streets of downtown Honolulu on Friday afternoon to protest a commemoration marking 50 years since Hawaii became a state. Protesters chanted in Hawaiian, blew on conch shells, waved ti leaves and yelled, "We are not Americans! We want our country back!" They also carried an effigy of a 12-foot-tall Uncle Sam, eventually knocking off its hat with colonial feathers representing countries that fell under the US imperialism. They then cut off the 50th star on an American flag and set it on fire.