A Sheffield councillor has been charged over a tree protest she took part in.
Coun Alison Teal, who represents the Green Party, was one of seven protesters arrested over a demonstration staged in Chippinghouse Road, Nether Edge, when council contractors arrived to fell a horse chestnut yesterday.
Coun Teal was one of four women and three men arrested under trade union legislation which is intended to stop people preventing others from working.
Seven charged after Sheffield tree protest
Seven people arrested during a tree-felling protest in South Yorkshire have been charged.
Alison Teal, a Green Party councillor, was among those arrested on Monday as contractors tried to remove trees in Chippinghouse Road, Sheffield.
She is one of four women and three men charged under section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act.
The tree felling is a city-wide maintenance project to upgrade roads, pavements, street lights and bridges.
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Alison Teal, who represents the Green Party, was among seven demonstrators arrested and subsequently charged for trying to prevent a horse chestnut tree being felled in Chippinghouse Road, Nether Edge, yesterday.