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The tension in the fabric of this man's jacket sums up the day-long struggle between environmental protestors and hundreds of police, court officials and bailiffs in east London last week. The environmentalists were part of the campaign to disrupt work on the M11 extension, being built by Norwest Holst. Officials wielding sledge hammers moved in at dawn to remove the protestors from five Edwardian houses in the path of the Wanstead roadworks. Protestors had barricaded themselves inside ...

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