Letter: Protesters who saw the wood and the trees

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Sir: It seems as if the ordinary citizen just can't win. The powers that be can find 200 police officers to help execute a court order to evict the M11 link-road protesters from the 250-year-old chestnut tree on George Green, Wanstead, but cannot find any more police officers to walk the beat as a deterrent against crime.

I wonder exactly what these 200 officers do when they are not supporting the enforcement of unpopular court orders; they certainly weren't local bobbies.

Yours etc,

DAVID SHEARER

London, E18

8 December

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