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More protesters leave Berkeley trees

BERKELEY, Calif., July 4 (UPI) -- A protester known as "Dumpster Muffin" collapsed moments after leaving her place in a tree on the University of California at Berkeley campus, officials said.

Amanda Tierney, 21, was hospitalized, Dan Mogulof, a university spokesman, told KTVU in Oakland. Once she is discharged from the hospital she can expect to be charged with trespassing, the report said.

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The protest against cutting down a grove of trees to make space for an athletic training center began in December 2006. The project has been on hold because of legal action by the city of Berkeley and environmental groups.

Four tree-sitters came down this week, including Tierney, a reporter for the Daily Californian writing for CNN said. That leaves three protesters still in the tree.

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