Darryl Hannah In A Tree, A-R-R-E-S-T-E-D

6/14/2006 12:53 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Daryl Hannah and another protester have been plucked from a walnut tree and arrested, ending their part in the occupation of a 14-acre mini-farm near downtown Los Angeles.

Firefighters on a cherry-picker-type ladder cut away branches to remove Hannah and veteran tree sitter John Quigley. On the ground below, sheriff's deputies evicted others, including some who'd chained themselves to the tree and to metal drums filled with concrete.

Several dozen others were arrested outside the green area for blocking traffic. About 350 people have grown crops and flowers on the land, in an industrial section of the inner-city, for more than a decade. Owner Ralph Horowitz says that's long enough. He wants to build a warehouse and says that's what the land is zoned for.