Today at Birmingham High Court, Elliott Cuciurean, 22, was issued with a suspended prison sentence for breach of an anti trespass injunction around irreplaceable ancient woodland in Crackley, Warwickshire, being destroyed by HS2 during nesting season.
Widespread jubilation as HS2 works will be unable to continue until Summer 2021.
An independent team of ecologists recently released a report evidencing a Barbastelle bat roost at Jones' Hill Wood, Buckinghamshire, one of 20 ancient woodlands targeted for clearance by HS2 from October 1st.
Today, Friday October 9, Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2 have responded to the Prime Minister's call to protect biodiversity by blocking HS2 worksites across the 140-mile stretch from London to Birmingham asking him to tell the truth and, in his own words 'act now without dither or delay'.
We sadly report that the tree house 'Bean Can' has been evicted. It was the last tree house that was remaining at Jones Hill Woods, and it lasted 8 days…
HS2 Rebellion learned last night of the suspension of four members (including a Commander) of the National Enforcement Team.
Activists have spray painted the words “Smash HS2” and sprayed fake blood on the walls of the Department for Transport (DfT) to signify the government's complicity in the climate crisis. Two people have glued onto the entrance door of the Dft, with four people glued to the ground. Activists chanted, "HS2 has blood on their hands. HS2 is Ecocide."
A Symbolic Bleeding Tree was ceremoniously laid outside the The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), on the way to Parliament, by HS2 Rebellion, Extinction Rebellion and others.
HS2 Rebellion and the many friends who gathered in support Birmingham High Court today are very glad to have Elliott Cuciurean (Jellytot) safely out following a two day hearing during which Mr Justice Smith heard testimony from several witnesses.
The Secretary of State for Transport and HS2 Ltd have submitted an application to commit a peaceful protester to prison for alleged breach of an injunction.