Sheffield residents are defending their trees against a ‘Thatcherite’ council and a greedy contractor | The Canary

There were extraordinary scenes in Sheffield on Tuesday 27 February, as local residents reportedlyfaced off with over 30 police officers, private security and heavy plant machinery. The reason? They were trying to stop public trees being cut down.

Tree-huggers? Not on your nelly.

Sheffield City Council is chopping down public trees in the city. But local residents aren’t happy because of the environmental impact, the “Thatcherite” behaviour of the Labour council, and public health. So they came out in force on 27 February to oppose the action:

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