Tash [alan lodge] | 08.12.2004 00:09
Well, over a year now, that folks have been living on the site, but 50 bailiffs and a hundred or so police, [including the road-blocks around the district, evicted the three people living there today. Through the course of the afternoon, I watched them saw down a 300 year old beech tree to make way for some more 'progress'.
Three people were arrested as bailiffs moved onto the site in Debdale Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.
The group had been camped in the threatened trees for 15 months. Three protesters were arrested by the bailiffs for on suspicion of obstructing a court officer. A fourth is understood to have left voluntarily.
The bailiffs say safety is their main priority while the remaining protester is located.
Photos of this event, on my blog at: http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=283456
BBC stories at:
Three arrested over tree protest
and a little latter ....
Tree protester gives himself up
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