Sheffield tree protesters arrested

Two arrested over tree felling protest
Two arrested over tree felling protest
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Two protesters campaigning against the felling of a tree on a Sheffield street have been arrested.

Two men were arrested while trying to stop the felling of a tree in Marden Road, Nether Edge.

A group of campaigners against plans to fell trees across Sheffield gathered on the street this morning in a bid to stop the felling.

Amey workers, carrying out road and pavement upgrades across Sheffield, have felled 4,000 across the city already.

They placed a barrier around the tree they wanted to fell on Marden Road this morning but protesters breached it and some refused to move.

Two were then arrested at the scene and felling is now underway.

The road has been closed in both directions while the work is carried out.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at around 9am this morning, after they received a report from a tree feller that two protesters were refusing to move so essential work could be carried out.

"Police attended the scene and two arrests were made.

"The road remains closed whilst work done to the tree is carried out."

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