Thursday, December 07, 2017

24 years ago today - a Tree stood against the massive Tory road builders



This day 24 years ago a 250 year old Sweet Chestnut tree was the focus of the anti-road building protests. £500,000 was spent to cut it down in Wanstead, East London to make way for the M11 Link road in 1993.

The tree became a strong symbol of resistance and also launched undercurrents as an alternative news service.

This is the film we made about the campaign
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1kQ1ND5Q8Q&t=4s

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions. http://www.undercurrents.org

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