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Bainbridge tree protester comes down

The 19-year-old demonstrator who has been perched in a tree on Bainbridge Island since Monday decided to come down Tuesday evening.
/ Source: KING5

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. -- The 19-year-old demonstrator who has been perched in a tree on Bainbridge Island since Monday decided to come down Tuesday evening.

City officials said Chiara D'Angelo will not be arrested.

D'Angelo had been sitting on a platform 70 feet up in a tree for two days, protesting a plan to cut down more than 800 trees to make way for a shopping center.

Visconci, the company that owns the land, told demonstrators that they had until 7:30 pm to leave the wooded area before police get involved.

"We are very concerned about the safety of Bainbridge resident Chiara D'Angelo as we continue to develop our property. We want her to understand that we acknowledge her point of view. We respect her right – and all community members' rights – to voice their opinions. But we respectfully urge D'Angelo and all others to do this in a safe and lawful manner," the company wrote in a statement Tuesday.