The currently injunction against the prevention of tree fellings by direct peaceful protest, was due to expire in 25th July 2018.
Sheffield Council applied to revise and extend the injunction for a further 3 years.
Thirteen tree campaigners were sent letters informing them of the new injunction, and implying further legal action would be taken against them unless they signed a document saying that they agreed to abide by the new terms. None of them signed. At the injunction hearing on Thursday 12th July, Judge Robinson stated that the thirteen “were eminently justified in not signing”.
For a more in depth report on the injunction hearing see here.
Ultimately, the council failed to bully campaigners, and were only granted an extra 18 months, rather than the 3 years they had requested. However the injunction was amended in one crucial way. Protesting by standing beside a wall or fence (Geckoing), is now Prohibited.
For a full description of what protesters can and cannot legally do under the terms of the new injunction, see Paul Brooke’s summary here.