The Demise of the Laman Sreet Fig Trees: Part 4

Well, some 3 months after the chainsaws made their first appearance,  it seems the Lama Street fig trees are finally on their way down. At around 4 AM on the morning of January 31st 2012, the chainsaws re-appeared, along with some 60-odd police from the riot squad.

There was a bit of a squabble, with some of the barricading coming down, but the situation soon settled with the police forming a cordon and the protesters mostly maintaining a silent vigil.

 

It’s predicted that the whole operation is going to take a couple of weeks.

 

Already, the southern vista from Civic Park is starting to take a radically new form…

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