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VIDEO: Tree Protesters Occupy Sheffield Town Hall City Council Chamber

Local / Sheffield Feb 08, 2018 - 02:51 AM GMT

By: N_Walayat

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At the end of Wednesdays monthly Sheffield city council meeting at about 8.30pm, about 20 tree protesters who had been watching the proceedings from the gallery came down and occupied the Council chamber, unfurling a banner "Show us the contract please" referring to the £2.2 billion PFI contract with Amey, and the protesters seating themselves where the Council leader and cabinet members were seated just minutes earlier. The police were called but as of writing have not taken any action as the occupation enters its 6th hour.


The following video features the tree protesters vantage point and commentary during the occupation.

Tree Protestors Occupying Sheffield Town Hall City Council Chamber

Youtube 20 minutes - Footage mostly by Shelley Cockayne

The mainstream broadcast media was also already in attendance, which suggests prior planning rather than being an impulsive action.

Today's events are an unexpected escalation after a quiet couple of weeks since the tree fellings programme was suspended following the outbreak of violence on Meersbrook Park road as the following video illustrates:

Shocking Video of Female Sheffield Tree Protestor Screaming for Police Help to Stop Alleged Assault

And the following of literal mayhem on the streets as hired HiViz bouncers allegedly assaulted tree protesters whilst the police looked on in silence, ignoring the pleas from the general public to intervene:

Mayhem at Sheffield Street Tree Protests, Police, Bouncers and Multiple Assaults Meersbrook Park Road

Nadeem Walayat

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