1997 Photo Contest, Nature, 1st prize

Jonathan Olley

Network Photographers

01 January, 1996

Protesters look on as others breach the lines of security guards, who try to prevent activists from climbing trees. Early in 1996 ecologists, students, old hippies, landowners and others joined forces in order to hamper the construction of a highway bypass around Newbury in southern England. By building tunnels, tree houses and rope walkways between trees the protesters succeeded in slowing work in their attempts to save the forest and preserve sites of scientific and historic interest.

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Jonathan Olley

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