Bent Mountain tree sitter still in trees after a week

Published: Apr. 6, 2018 at 6:41 PM EDT
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A woman who lives on Bent Mountain is continuing to fight the Mountain Valley Pipeline by refusing to come down from what she is calling her "tree sit".

The woman known as Red has been sitting in the trees for a week, with the exception of Easter Day, when she took a break to shower and eat a hot meal.

Red has a group of supporters surround her to make sure she's safe.

Stephanie Stallings is one of those supporters.

"So we are really proud of her and we want to have people on the ground with her to support her emotionally and in case they come with chainsaws or intimidation tactics."

Red's hut sits high in the trees.

"Besides feeling a few aches and pains here and there, I'm fine," she said.

But she received word from her attorney, there's pressure for her to get down.

"MVP wanted me out of the tree by 5 o'clock yesterday. Or they would have to do something."

She didn't comply and wonders what they'll do next.

"I picked this spot because there is no way to get a truck to get me down."

Red says she isn't coming down anytime soon. Her adult children have also set up tree sits on the property.