Bailiffs remove tree protesters in Bristol

Bristol City Council says it has removed protesters from the Stapleton allotments in Bristol where they have been camping in trees to protect them from being cut down for the new Metrobus route.

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Protesters receive backing of two MPs

Bristol tree protesters have won the support of two local MPs Credit: ITV News

Bristol tree protesters occupying land designated for Bristol's new MetroBus have won the support of two local MPs.

The protesters have been camped out at Frenchay for nearly three weeks, trying to stop the trees being felled for Bristol's new Metrobus route.

Now a letter signed by Charlotte Leslie and Kerry McCarthy has been hung up at the site, urging the Mayor George Ferguson to rethink the route. The letter has been jointly written by the two MPs and eight councillors.

Bailiffs were granted permission to clear the site six days ago but have not yet done so despite the court order.

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