Campaigners mark five years since summer floods

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THE 2007 Sheffield floods were recalled by campaigners demanding greater action against global warming.

A giant brown ‘flood line’ was unveiled at the Wicker arches by members of 350.org, an climate change campaign, and representatives from Friends of the Earth, the World Development Movement and People and Planet.

The demonstration was part of Climate Impacts Day – during which simultaneous events were held in 1,000 towns and cities across 150 countries in an attempt to ‘connect the dots’ between local changes, like extreme weather events, and the broader climate crisis.

Maureen Edwards, Sheffield event organiser, said: “The city was cut in two, two people died and about £1 billion of damage was caused to homes and businesses.

“This action illustrates it was not an isolated event.”