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Four to Appear Wednesday After Greenpeace Demonstration

June 2, 1987

DETROIT (AP) _ Four members of the environmental group Greenpeace were released from custody Tuesday after three of them climbed cranes at a construction site for a trash incinerator, spokeswomen for the group said.

The four were due in court for arraignment Wednesday, said Greenpeace spokeswoman Joyce McLean. She did not know what charges they would face.

One of the four arrested about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Richard Harvey, 21, of Chicago, was plucked from one crane by a police officer hanging from a ladder attached to a hovering police helicopter, said Diane Hebert, another Greenpeace spokeswoman.

The climbers hung a banner saying ″Ban The Burn,″ she said.

The incinerator project, considered one of the largest in the world, would burn the city’s rubbish, but environmentalists say particles emitted from the plant’s stacks would pose an environmental threat.

The Canadian province of Ontario, which borders Michigan, filed suit on April 15 in Wayne County Circuit Court seeking to have the city install state- of-the-art pollution control technology to reduce emissions.

Other climbers arrested were Teresa Concannon, 21, of Chicago and Paul Walker, 21, of Midland. Steve Loper, 32, of Chicago was arrested by police after he was spotted using a radio on the ground to communicate with the climbers, Hebert said.

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