Siege in Bonn Square comes to an end

first_imgA protester, living in a tree in Bonn Square which was due to be chopped down, was forced to leave yesterday and has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.Gabriel Chamberlain set up his temporary “tree-house” in Bonn Square 11 days ago, but eventually left voluntarily at 11am after he ran out of food and water supplies. Last night he was in custody and it is understood that he has received some medical attention.However, his supporters still made one last-ditch attempt to save the tree by charging security fencing around the tree at around 12.30pm as the chainsaws started up. Another activist, Brian Melling, managed to climb into a council truck; he was removed but not charged.The tree was later felled, but protesters remained in the square throughout. The sycamore tree was one of four which have been cut down as part of a “face-lift” for Bonn Square. The plan is to improve CCTV surveillance and generally make the square more attractive.Activists may not have succeeded in saving this particular tree, but many maintain that they would do the same thing again if other trees were threatened.By Sian Cox-Brookerlast_img read more

Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Advertisement Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat Parlour believes Arsenal’s players will be ‘devastated (Picture: Getty)‘They’ll be devastated,’ Parlour said. ‘Especially the young players, it’s an opportunity to win at Anfield and they were so close.‘They looked a little bit tired towards the end, Liverpool put the pressure on a bit towards the end, but in a penalty shoot-out anything can happen.‘They were excellent penalties, even the save it was in the corner. It was an excellent game of football, the defensive coaches won’t be too happy though.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCarragher added: ‘It was interesting the Arsenal fans’ reaction at the end, all the players came over and got a great reception. If the result had gone the other way, the Liverpool fans would have done the same.‘You couldn’t be anything but proud of the teams, the great goals, the entertainment for supporters, it was a brilliant game all round.’Will Liverpool win the Carabao Cup?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Shkodran Mustafi mocked by Arsenal hero Alan Smith after shocking own goal during Liverpool clashMORE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash Mustafi scored an own goal (Picture: Getty Images)Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal should sell Shkodran Mustafi as quickly as possible and ‘the quicker he’s gone the better for everyone’.The centre-half was hopelessly at fault for Liverpool’s first goal in a dramatic 5-5 draw at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually progressing to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on penalties.Mustafi is yet to start a Premier League game for the Gunners this season, with Unai Emery only selecting the German in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup, and Carragher believes he’s done in terms of competing in England’s top flight.center_img Advertisement Comment Carragher was unimpressed by Mustafi (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘I think those days are gone, Mustafi playing in the Premier League,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t think how well he played her tonight would change that. He’s just one of those defenders who makes mistakes and it affects other people.‘When you play with someone like that it makes you nervous. Your goalkeeper, your full-backs… you can’t play your own game because you’re always worried he’s going to make a mistake and are half-covering him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think probably for Arsenal the quicker he’s gone the better for everyone.’There were goals from Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Martinelli and James Milner, Ainsley Maitland-Niles as well as screamers from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Willock but it was Divock Origi who was the hero for Liverpool as he bagged his second deep into injury time to force a shootout.And Ray Parlour believes Arsenal will be ‘devastated’ at failing to hold on to a 5-3 lead.last_img read more