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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…


The Demise of the Laman Street Fig Trees: Part 4

Continuing on from here, here, and here….

On Monday 31st October an extraordinary Council meeting was scheduled to discuss the figs, but not enough Councillors turned up for a quorum!

 

This was taken on the steps of City Hall prior to the meeting.

 

By Wednesday there was a mini tent city in Civic park.

 

Word was the chainsaws were finally doing there work that day.

 

But the figs had a last-minute stay of execution. A supreme court injunction means that everything has been stopped. And we might finally get back access to our library and art gallery.