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Sheffield Police State as Tree Protesting Citizens Are Snatched off the Streets!

Local / Police State Mar 09, 2018 - 06:18 PM GMT

By: N_Walayat

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Following the thawing of the 'Beast from the East' snow Sheffield's streets have seen a huge expansion in the level of force deployed against street tree felling protestors, with now at least 35 police officers attending felling sites, accompanying 20 or so SIA security and a dozen or so Arb's, as has been the case on many of Sheffield streets this week such as Thornsett Road, Kenwood Park Road and Abbeydale Park Rise.

Sheffield increasingly resembles an eastern european totalitarian police state with police snatch squads in operation literally grabbing people off the streets, then barring them from returning to the street tree protests under threat of prosecution / breach of police bail. The way it appears to work is that SIA security or Arbs snap a picture of an innocent protestor and then later forward an allegation to the police who then grab the invidual off the street at the next street protest, probably identified to the police by the SIA / Arbs. However, so far not one Sheffield tree protestor has been prosecuted for any crime, therefore the objective is to prevent peaceful protests from taking place in Sheffield.


This whilst reports to the Police of abuse of protestors by SIA security use of excessive force and physical and vertbal assaults by Arb's such as spitting into the faces of protestors goes uninvestigated. This is a text book example of the police state in operation in a major british city.

Sheffield Police State as Tree Protesting Citizens Are Snatched off the Streets!

https://youtu.be/hb_WGPOIEQg

Video footage by N Walayat and C Andrews.

Abbeydale Park Rise saw numerous arrests, and at least one person injured as a consequence the deployment of such huge manpower against peacefully demonstrating residents.

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 N Walayat

http://www.walayatfamily.com


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