Saturday, September 20, 2014
NYPD arrests Rev. Billy for trying to stop Bendy Tree's removal
Rev. Billy arrived this morning at Tompkins Square Park, where workers are cutting down the leaning elm in the middle of the Park.
He stopped work when he climbed atop one of the trucks…
The NYPD was called to the scene… and they eventually arrested him … no word just yet what the charges are…
[Via EVG reader Russ]
… then work resumed on cutting down Bendy Tree…
As previously reported, an arborist hired by the Parks Department found the favorite tree structurally unsound and recommended that it be cut down.
Previously on EV Grieve:
UGH: Bendy tree in Tompkins Square Park has been condemned