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Tree-climbing protester ordered to stay out of D.C.

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The California man who climbed a 40-foot tree and screamed anti-abortion slogans during President Obama's inauguration ceremony has reportedly been banned from the nation's capital.

According to WTOP, a D.C. Superior Court judge told 47-year-old Rives Miller Grogan that he was no longer allowed in the District except to return for his next hearing Feb. 25.

U.S. Capitol Police arrested Grogan and charged him with violating a previous order to stay away from the U.S. Capitol, and for disorderly conduct.

This is Grogan's second arrest in about a week. The anti-abortion protester was charged with unlawful conduct Jan. 16 after shouting from the gallery of the Senate building.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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