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Timber Company Climbers Try to Fetch Tree-Sitters From Their Perches

From the open publishing newswire: As per an agreement signed by PL and other parties after the death of forest activist David Gypsy Chain in 1998 as a result of a logger falling a tree directly on him, timber workers are supposed to cease cutting operations when they encounter protesters and contact their supervisor, and when appropriate, the Sheriffs Dept. In any event, the loggers are not permitted to carry out law enforcement activity unless deputized. Despite this, two climbers today cut two sitters out of "lock boxes" they had attached themselves in high in a 600 year old Douglas fir tree. At last report, law enforcement had arrived on the scene at about 12:45, but falling of trees continued. [ Read More... ]