Bianca Jagger and Ken Loach back campaign to save Sheffield’s street trees

Bianca Jagger and Ken Loach have become the latest celebrities to speak out against the controversial felling of Sheffield’s street trees.

The actress-turned human rights ambassador and the acclaimed director have added their voices to those of campaigners calling for Sheffield Council to abandon its tree replacement programme.

Bianca Jagger has sent numerous tweets this week to her nearly 62,000 followers backing the cause.

“I don’t live in Sheffield, but I support all #TreeActivists and their objectives. I believe trees are critical to our survival. I admire your courageous, persistent, peaceful and creative campaign to save trees. Don’t give up! Keep holding the gov accountable. I salute you,” she wrote on Sunday.

She has also been busy sharing tweets from tree campaigners, in between writing about issues ranging from Brexit to alleged electoral fraud in Honduras.

Ken Loach, who directed I, Daniel Blake, sent a message of support to protesters at Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG).

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