Cli­mate-demo five re­leased

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

FIVE peo­ple ar­rested af­ter a cli­mat­e­change protest blocked a city cen­tre street at rush-hour have been re­leased on bail.

Two men and three women were ar­rested af­ter the Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion cam­paign group blocked traf­fic from pass­ing on Great An­coats Street. They were held on sus­pi­cion of ob­struct­ing the high­ways and pub­lic nui­sance of­fences. Pro­test­ers said they were rais­ing aware­ness of the il­le­gal lev­els of air pol­lu­tion in the city cen­tre. They also staged the protest to call on the coun­cil to can­cel plans to cre­ate a car park on the for­mer Cen­tral Re­tail Park site, also on Great An­coats Street.

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