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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Protestors hold out at Stapleton Allotments

Some protestors remain camped high up in trees Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A fourth day of evictions is underway at Stapleton Allotments, as Bristol City Council continues its operation to remove protestors objecting to a new bus route.

A city council spokesman said just five protestors now remain on the site.

“Given the scale and complexity of this operation things have gone very well indeed. The specialist teams have worked with great care to make sure people have been brought to the ground safely and respectfully."

– Peter Mann, Bristol City Council

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