A question asked………The face of protest?
Local reporter David Bocking posed this question a couple of weeks ago. From my mailbag I know it caused deep offence and upset to many Sheffield people who genuinely care about the city’s trees and the local environment.
However, David asked a question and here I can give you the real answer:
‘No!’ This is the face of protest!! I do wonder why the local media present an image close to that of international terrorists, rather than of the community-friendly, concerned about democracy and choice, local people……….? What do you think?
Pictures courtesy of Jan Turner
And also, take a look at this clip: Santa Saves Meersbrook Park Road Christmas Tree – Sheffield Tree Defenders MPR (2) from WalayatFamily:
Here is episode 2 from Meersbrook Park Road (MPR), where Santa literally saves a tree for Christmas! MPR is just one of dozens of Sheffield remaining tree lined streets that are witness to the daily grind of tree defenders vs the Amey felling crews as they are accompanied by platoons of HiViz security determined to fell mostly healthy trees in the countdown to their Christmas Grinch deadline.
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Why on earth are some folk buying into the lies and deceit being trotted out across the city……….?
And so, what has happened to free speech and the right to local, environmental democracy? How about a new figure of speech? ‘You’ve been Amey’d’! Or even, ‘Oh dear I just trod in an Amey’? Any other ideas or suggestions?
So why cover your face??? This was in part at least the question which David raised …… and the answer is pretty clear – corporate bullying and intimidation. Protestors are covering up because they are being photographed, videoed, and even followed home by hired private detectives (paid for by us, the citizens of Sheffield!) and then threatened with legal action. That is clearly why some protestors feel the need to cover up? Isn’t that pretty obvious????
The photographing and videoing also seem of questionable legality when it is without consent and has, I am told, included minors……..I thought we had laws about that sort of thing???
More to follow!!
Christmas cartoons from the Sheffield Telegraph: