Yellow Finch tree-sitters receive support from community members

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Yellow Finch tree-sitters protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline got additional support Saturday afternoon which marked the 900th day of the sit-ins.

A circuit court judge ordered them to leave the trees or be fined $500 a day, but that hasn’t stopped them.

People gathered in solidarity with the tree-sitters along U.S. Route 460, which is a short distance from where the tree-sitters are located.

“To show our appreciation and our gratitude to them for protecting those last stand of trees, and for being good humans,” said Amy Shea, a tree-sitter supporter.

“I am not afraid. I know what I am doing is the right thing, and that we have a lot of community support behind us, and if stuff does start to getting scary here, there will be people coming out here to support us, and yea, I’m not afraid,” said Robin, a Yellow Finch tree-sitter.

WFXR News reached out to the Mountain Valley Pipeline for comment, but has not received a response.

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