The Republic of Newtonia Day #04 – because nothing says we love you/biodiversity like… a court summons…

Every day from Friday 11th to Thursday 24th February, a post (sometimes two) will appear on this site, to celebrate the Republic of Newtonia – a brief occupation of a site in Hulme in defence of Abbey Pond (near the Old Abbey Taphouse). In 1994, local people and environmental activists tried to stop the Council and the Science Park from filling in the much-loved pond. If you were there, and want to share your memories (and any photos or other material) please do get in touch via mcmonthly@manchesterclimatemonthly or on Twitter – @mcr_climate

Also, on Thurs 24th, the 28th anniversary of the Pond’s destruction, there is an online meeting, from 7.30pm, bringing together people who were at the Republic of Newtonia with campaigners defending green spaces now. You can book here (it’s free).

The bulldozers had been supposed to move in on Friday 11th. They were stopped by non-violent Direct Action. But of course, the Council and the Science Park folks instructed lawyers – Panone, since you ask – and on Monday 14th, along came the expected summons…

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