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AOL News is reporting that Daryl Hannah and others were arrested trying to stop a landowner from developing his Los Angeles property. Squatters have been using Ralph Horowitz's 14 acres to grow crops while the he "was paying $25,000 to $30,000 a month in mortgage and other land costs." None of the protestors, including Hannah, Willie Nelson, or Danny Glover, were willing to demonstrate their preference that this land remain undeveloped. Oh, they demonstrated, but they never opened their wallets to show their true preference rank.
AP quotes Hannah as stating, "I'm very confident this is the morally right thing to do, to take a principled stand in solidarity with the farmers." Just try this on her property and see if she still considers squatting a moral right.
Read Police Arrest Tree-Sitting Daryl Hannah for the whole story.