On Friday (11 June) nearly 100 residents of Plainpalais, a central suburb of Geneva, camped on a corner property in the city where a clump of trees were due to be felled to make way for new buildings.
WS PAN line of threes
CV Poster on tree
WS Women & children on ladder against trees workmen stand nearby
CV Women in tree talking PAN DOWN TO others arguing with workmen
CV Carpet & personal belongings on ground PAN TO group talking
MCV Women arguing with logger
MV Children playing in tent
MCV Woman on ladder PAN DOWN PAST children on ladder
CV Disinterested policemen PAN trees & general activity
MCV Group reads news-paper on ground others by log fire
CV Tent through trees and children eating
TV Women & children talking beside fence
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We refer editors to a similar story, "Citizens Battle With Police In Bid To Save Trees" (5307/71) serviced by us on May 13.
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Background: On Friday (11 June) nearly 100 residents of Plainpalais, a central suburb of Geneva, camped on a corner property in the city where a clump of trees were due to be felled to make way for new buildings. Most of the residents were women and children. Many had ladders which they used to climb up into the trees so that workmen could not begin felling operations. They succeeded in getting a postponement of felling operations while the city authorities study the building project again, and reconsider the desirability of having the trees removed. The trees include three tall poplars, a magnificent sequoia, and several smaller species.