Footage out of fire-ravaged Lahaina, Hawaii, shows crews have erected an extensive line of black curtains blocking citizens from seeing what’s going on as hundreds of people are still reported missing.
Video courtesy of citizen journalist Geoff Cygnus on TikTok depicts miles of fencing and curtains have been put up alongside Front Street, one of Lahaina’s main highways, obstructing the view of ongoing activities.
Miles and miles of black fencing being put up in Lahaina.
Ground Zero is now behind the Biden curtain. pic.twitter.com/krmxr4XcCr
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) August 28, 2023
“There seems to be a huge emphasis on ensuring that the media and anyone else can’t see what’s going on,” Cygnus reported in a recent video.
“There are miles and miles of this black fence going up that was not here before that is obscuring ground zero and making sure no one can see what’s going on inside of there from the road, no one can get in there, no one can take any pictures.”
Moreover, Cygnus said he was told to leave by National Guard members as he attempted to film the new black curtains from the side of the road, underscoring how authorities are keen on keeping the operation under wraps.
“Why would they do this if they have nothing to hide?” asked one X user.
Why would they do this if they have nothing to hide?
— Fauxhammer (@FauxhammerTX) August 27, 2023