PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fresh from a medium-security prison in California, radical environmentalist and arsonist Tre Arrow flew into Portland and then bicycled to a halfway house where he's assigned to finish the last six months of a prison sentence.
Arrow calls himself a political prisoner and says setting fire to cement and logging trucks was in protest of government policies.
He gained fame for a 2000 protest stunt, sitting on a narrow ledge for a week at the Portland office of the U.S. Forest Service.
Later he fled to Canada after being charged with arson and fought extradition for years. Later, he made a plea deal with the government.
On Tuesday, about two dozen supporters met him at the airport. Several accompanied him as he made the bike trip on the back of a tandem.
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