Protesters bury their arms in concrete to stop a city’s 18th new Tesco from being built

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Last updated at 9:43 AM on 17th March 2010

Riot police were called in to remove protesters occupying a building in an attempt to stop an 18th Tesco store opening in their city centre.

Forty officers were sent in when squatters refused to vacate the site – six weeks after moving in.

Two protesters had encased their arms in concrete and had to be cut out with sledgehammers and a pickaxe. Another had superglued himself to the building, and a third was cheered by crowds as he tried to climb on to a cherry picker used by security guards to access the roof…