‘They are not an inconvenience’ - Extinction Rebellion members line street for tree protest

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Pictu

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

Members of climate action group Extinction Rebellion lined a street in Norwich to make a stand against the felling of trees across the county.

Gabriella Ditton with her dog Lily at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Tombland opposing the fell

Gabriella Ditton with her dog Lily at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Tombland opposing the felling of trees across the county. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

Adding their voices to the opposition to the removal of two trees on Tombland in the city, the activists lined the city street with placards, occasionally using pedestrian crossings to stop traffic as it passed.

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to opose the planned felling of two trees. Pictur

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to opose the planned felling of two trees. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

The protests came after a petition signed by some 4,000 people was handed in to both Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council against the removal of the two limes as part of a £2.5m revamp of the city area.

Jenn Parkhouse holds placards at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Tombland to oppose the felling

Jenn Parkhouse holds placards at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Tombland to oppose the felling of trees across the county. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

But Gabriella Ditton, who organised the demonstration, said this was about far more than just the individual city centre trees.

Protester, Ian, at the Extinction Rebellion rally on Tombland against the felling of two trees. Pict

Protester, Ian, at the Extinction Rebellion rally on Tombland against the felling of two trees. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

She said: “It is not just the two trees in Tombland. We need to change our whole attitude to trees and nature in general.

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Pictu

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant


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“They are not an inconvenience, we need to learn to live around nature and work with nature rather than dominate it.”

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Pictu

Extinction Rebellion protesters gather on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

Jane Eaglan, Morgan Wyche and Jan McLachlan join the Extinction Rebellion protest on Tombland to opp

Jane Eaglan, Morgan Wyche and Jan McLachlan join the Extinction Rebellion protest on Tombland to oppose the planned felling of two trees. Picture: Lauren De Boise. - Credit: Archant

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