Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has visited Native Hawaiian protesters who are blocking a road to prevent the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain.
Johnson reached the protest camp on Mauna Kea as dancers performed hula and chants.
He exchanged nose to nose greetings – called honi – with protesters and then went into a tent to meet elders.
Johnson spent part of his childhood in Honolulu.
Johnson’s production company Seven Bucks Productions is making a movie about the life of King Kamehameha the Great, the leader who first unified the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.
Johnson will star in the title role.
Protesters have been blocking a road for the last 10 days to prevent construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit, which some Native Hawaiians consider to be sacred.