Three Sheffield tree campaigners have decided not to appeal a High Court injunction stopping them from protesting inside safety barriers. Dave Dillner, Calvin Payne and city councillor Alison Teal must now abide by the terms of the injunction, which comes into force at 11.59pm on Tuesday, or be in contempt of court.
Sheffield tree campaigners will not fight injunction
Campaigners trying to stop the felling of “healthy” trees have announced they will not appeal against an injunction banning them from taking direct action.
Sheffield City Council was granted a court order on Tuesday to stop people holding up work by standing inside safety zones erected around the trees.
About 5,500 trees have been cut down since 2012, but protesters argue many were healthy and could have been saved.
Activist Dave Dillner said the decision was “the wisest course of action”.