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Activist arrested at Peak

From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday October 26 an activist working ground support at the Peak Timber Sale was arrested while attempting to contact one of the tree-sits. He was arrested for breaking a closure, which makes it illegal for people to be on public lands. The activist is refusing to provide his legal name to the police in protest against his arrest. Similar arrests in the past have been found unconstitutional and illegal when taken to court. The activist may also be on hunger strike. Witnesses report that he MAY have been assaulted by police during the arrest. [ Read More... ] Mazama Forest Defenders