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Tuesday, April 23
The Indiana Daily Student

I-69 protesters near Evansville allowed to remain in trees

­EVANSVILLE – Indiana State Police say they won’t take any action against two protesters who are camped out in trees near where the Interstate 69 extension is to be built along the Gibson-Warrick County line.\nState police spokesman Sgt. Todd Ringle said the protesters were allowed to remain in the trees because they are not scheduled to be cut down for construction.\nA man and a woman on the ground were asked to leave the property May 19 but were not arrested.\nRingle said state police have been preparing for protesters since plans for the I-69 extension were finalized.\nThe highway is to run from Evansville to Indianapolis. The first section to be built is a 13-mile stretch from Evansville to Oakland City, Ind.

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