In Virginia, a 61-year-old mother and her daughter have ended a 5-week tree sit to protest the construction of a natural gas pipeline. Theresa “Red” Terry and her daughter began the tree sit on April 2. They ended it on Saturday, after a federal judge threatened to begin fining the women $1,000 a day, even though they were conducting the sit-in on their own property. Red Terry briefly spoke to reporters after coming down from the tree.
Theresa “Red” Terry: “I spent most of the morning crying—I didn’t think that I would be able to talk to y’all—because I was told that they were coming to cut my trees. And I don’t think I want to talk about it anymore.”