Anti-Logging Protester Snarls Portland Traffic

From Times Wire Reports

A man protesting U.S. logging policies set up a large tripod structure in the middle of a busy downtown street in Portland, clogging lunchtime traffic for about an hour.

Bryan Weideman, 18, suspended himself 15 feet above the street, but was brought back to the ground when police “grabbed the three portions of the tripod and walked them back and slowly lowered him down,” said Portland police Sgt. Brian Schmautz.

Weideman, who was protesting the logging of trees burned in the 2002 Biscuit fire in southern Oregon, was arrested without incident on charges of disorderly conduct, Schmautz said.