The Yorkshire Post says: People across Britain should watch with concern as Sheffield City Council drags protestors through court

The ongoing saga surrounding tree-felling in Sheffield will enter its latest chapter in Leeds today as a three-day court case with potential national ramifications for local democracy begins.

Sheffield Council is taking legal action against eight campaigners, including one of its own councillors, in a bid to prevent them from participating in future protests against the removal of trees from the city’s streets.

If the injunctions are granted, those involved would be barred from “direct action” and could be chased for damages or even face the prospect of jail should they disobey. The council claims such draconian action is a last resort after months of disruption to the felling programme, with protesters’ tactics including standing directly under trees scheduled for removal.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/the-yorkshire-post-says-people-across-britain-should-watch-with-concern-as-sheffield-city-council-drags-protestors-through-court-1-8670105

 

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2 Responses to The Yorkshire Post says: People across Britain should watch with concern as Sheffield City Council drags protestors through court

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