Anti HS2 campaigners in Jones Hill Woods this morning

Anti HS2 campaigners stage 'red rebel action' as workers get ready to start felling trees in Jones Hill Woods

Striking protest took place this morning, as HS2 workers get ready to start cutting down trees

By Hayley OKeeffe
Friday, 9th October 2020, 4:20 pm
Updated Monday, 12th October 2020, 12:16 pm

Anti HS2 protesters staged a 'red rebel action' in Jones Hill Woods this morning, as HS2 workers prepare to start felling trees.

There is concern that HS2 does no have the permissions required to do the works with regard to bat licences, and campaigners are set to stage a High Court challenge next week if the firm does not respond to letters.

This week National Eviction Team workers moved in to clear out the protest camp at the Jones Hill Woods site near Wendover, but protesters still remain since the effort started last Thursday.

A HS2 tweet this week claimed that enforcement workers had been attacked and had urine and faeces thrown at them by protesters, but campaigners say that this is false and that their efforts have been peaceful.

Campaigner Willow, who took part in the peaceful protest this morning said: "It was very theatrical and magical thing to have been part of.

"It is very meditaive as you are doing it and even the National Eviction Team and HS2 security fell silent. I felt like they might have been having a think anbout what they were doing. We really hope so."

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