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Sheffield Tree Felling Protest Arrests and Injuries on Abbeydale Park Rise

Local / Sheffield Mar 07, 2018 - 05:16 AM GMT

By: N_Walayat

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The thawing of the 'Beast from the East' has seen an huge expansion in the level of force deployed against Sheffield's tree felling protestors, with now at least 35 police officers attending felling sites, accompanying 20 or so SIA security and a dozen or so chainsaw wielding Arb's, as has been the case on Abbeydale Park Rise this week. All to fell 20 or so relatively small sized cherry trees that have been the centre point for the areas annual Christmas Lights charity event.


The street saw numerous arrests, and at least one person injured as a consequence the deployment of such huge manpower against peacefully demonstrating residents of the Abbeydale Park Rise and nearby streets such as Chatsworth Road. So whilst the mainstream press mostly paints a bias picture in favour of the establishment, here is actually what happened during the protest this week on Abbeydale Park Rise, which illustrates to large extent what is taking place on many Sheffield streets on a near daily basis.

Abbeydale Park Rise - Sheffield Street Tree Protests March 2018

So this weeks police and security presence and protestor response represents a major escalation on what had gone before, resembling a revolution of sorts underway on Sheffield's streets in the countdown to the May 2018 Local elections when it will be seen if the ruling Labour regime pays a price at the ballot box for its increasingly unpopular actions on Sheffield's streets.

UK Local Elections May 2018 - Sheffield to Break Free of Labour Rule Over Street Trees

By Nadeem Walayat

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