On February 24th 1994 the bailiffs and bulldozers moved in. A two-week occupation camp, called “The Republic of Newtonia” had slowed but not stopped the Council and the Science Park. Abbey Pond, a much-loved site of birds, insects, frogs and newts, was filled in.
What can today’s climate and biodiversity activists learn from this defeat at the hands of Manchester City Council, then – as now – proclaiming its green credentials while acting to speed the destruction of green spaces?
Join Climate Emergency Manchester and several of those at the centre of the Abbey Pond campaign on Thursday 24th February, from 7.30pm, for an on-line only event.
Here is the Eventbrite link (thanks to co-host, Climate Emergency Manchester).