Human chain library protest

Campaigners have formed a human chain around Barnsley's central library building to protest over plans to demolish it to make way for a sixth form college.

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Hundreds join human chain to save Barnsley library

Campaigners waving home-made banners at Barnsley library
Campaigners waving home-made banners at Barnsley library Credit: ITV News Calendar

Hundreds of campaigners who want to save Barnsley Central Library from closure have formed a human chain around the building. They waved home-made banners chanting "Save Our Library". They have organised a petition against council plans to close the library to make way for a new sixth form college.

A human chain of campaigners stretched all the way around Barnsley library
A human chain of campaigners stretched all the way around Barnsley library Credit: ITV News Calendar

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Hands off our library

Campaigners angry at plans to demolish Barnsley's central library have been protesting in the town by forming a human chain around the building. The council have put forward plans to tear down the library to make way for a new sixth form college.

More than 2000 signatures have so far been collected against the plans. A four week consultation period is underway.