Addison County law enforcement has set up camp beneath the elevated tree platform that supports the environmental activist. Police dogs were used to force the protestor’s direct support team out of the area leaving no one with technical knowledge of this apparatus to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the occupant. Addie has sufficient food, water and supplies to continue her tree-sit despite being cut-off from her group.
Clearing and cutting of the land continues dangerously close to the tree-sitter, despite outrage raised by neighbors and community. “It was terrifying to watch trees being cut right next to the lines holding up Addie’s platform. I was incensed to see the vice president of Vermont Gas Systems directly order the cutting that is endangering this protestor’s life,” said Jane Palmer, Monkton resident.