The final rally around Chiara D’Angelo’s tree sitting yesterday evening drew over 150 people, including numerous community leaders who spoke out in support of the 19 year old’s political activism against a profit-driven corporate value system that sacrifices natural resources and strips communities of sustainable quality of life. (Read more about the rally here.)
D’Angelo said her actions were meant to inspire community activism and spur change. In that spirit, the rally took on a meaning and life of its own, with people of all ages speaking about implementing change to prevent future destruction of natural habitat on Bainbridge Island and more broadly.
Here is a video of rally goers:
Here are photo highlights of the rally:
- Tree Sitter Lands Safely
- Bainbridge Island’s Girl in a Tree Decides to Come Down
- Community Rallies Around Tree Sitter as She Faces Possible Arrest
- Bainbridge Tree Sitter Gets 24-Hour Reprieve (w/ Photo Gallery)
- Girl up a Tree to Save a Forest; Visconsi Set to Pull Her Down and Jail Her
- Crowd Gathers for Key Bank/Visconsi Protest
- Key Bank/Visconsi Forest Clearing Status + Vigil Tonight
Photos and video by Julie Hall.