Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Protester comes down from Bowstring Bridge

Today's Leicester Mercury reports:

A woman braved freezing temperatures and spent 12 hours chained to Leicester’s Bowstring Bridge in an effort to save it from demolition.

The protester, who identified herself as a mother and grandmother called Karen, was escorted from the bridge by police at 6pm.

Members of the public who had gathered at the site, in Duns Lane in Leicester’s West End, cheered her as she was led away.

The Mercury story goes on to say:

Leicester Civic Society last month asked the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to review English Heritage’s refusal to list the bridge.

Stuart Bailey, of the civic society, accused the council of “arrogance” for allowing demolition to continue while the Government was considering the case.

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