Update from the Mattole Forest Defenders:
4:00pm Friday 11/10/00 - The logging crews have left the area having felled only 1 tree all day long! Humboldt County Police stayed inside the Timber Harvest Plan standing by the fallers and not allowing the protesters to get close enough to talk to the fallers. Two protesters were pepper sprayed when they approached the fallers and police. No arrests were made. However, four backpacks were confiscated, leaving the activists without their sleeping bags and warm clothes, 12 miles from any county road and within the snow level. The logging and the protests are assumed to continue tomorrow. Call if you can help (707) 441-3838.
In Memory of David Gypsy Chain