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NOLA City Park tree sitter pleads guilty; gets community service

3 years 3 months 2 days ago Thursday, July 16 2015 Jul 16, 2015 July 16, 2015 10:33 AM July 16, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A nature activist who sat in a cypress tree for 12 days in an ill-fated protest to stop construction of a new golf course on a wild chunk of New Orleans' City Park has pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. He was ordered to do 100 hours of community service.

The protester, 32-year-old Jonathan "Lloyd" Boover, of New Orleans, will serve that sentence with a nature-based charity, his attorney, Michael Kennedy, told The New Orleans Advocate.

On Wednesday, Municipal Court Judge Sean Early handed down a 30-day suspended sentence and ordered Boover to do 100 hours of community service.

Boover's protest ended when he fell out of the tree he had perched himself on March 24. Boover said he suffered a broken nose from his fall.

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