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Treesaver Activist Jerry Rubin Arrested in SaMo

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Earlier this morning, tree activists from the group Treesavers reportedly chained themselves to ficus trees scheduled to be relocated by the city from 4th Street in Santa Monica. During the protest the Treesaver himself, Jerry 'Peace Activist' Rubin was arrested by police for "resisting or interfering with a police officer," according to Sergeant Renaldi Thruston. As of 2:00 p.m. Rubin, who is running for City Council this November, was still in custody. Treesavers believed the removal of the trees would harm them. In May, Santa Monica cut down over 20 trees on 3rd and 4th streets (see photos here).