Protestors scale the HS2 tunnel and block works and remind Boris Johnson to keep his pledge to protect biodiversity

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'.

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Hypocrisy of UK Government exposed as ancient woodlands destroyed along the HS2 line

This week, Boris Johnson told world leaders, ‘We can’t afford to dither and delay because biodiversity loss is happening today and is happening at a frightening rate’ and promised to protect 30% of our land by 2030 – yet the hypocrisy of this statement and pledge is laid bare as the government’s HS2 project rips through irreplaceable woodland and habitats.

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HS2 Rebellion disrupts UK’s Department for Transport to demand urgent action on the climate emergency and push the government to stop ecocide and stop HS2

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."

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HS2 is Not Worth the Cost

On Friday 28 August, activists from Extinction Rebellion and HS2 Rebellion will be holding actions at key locations along the HS2 line to protest the spiralling costs and mourn the ecological destruction caused by the contentious high speed rail project.

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Young conscientious protector faces prison for defending ancient woodland from destruction by HS2 project

At a hearing listed for this Thursday and Friday, 30th and 31st July, at 10 am at Birmingham High Court, a 22-year-old earth protector Elliott Cuciurean, could be jailed for protecting ancient woodland from destruction by the Government’s High Speed Rail project.

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20-27 June: Extinction Rebellion and local communities to walk 125m along HS2 route to say “We were never asked!”

On June 20th, Extinction Rebellion, Stop HS2, campaigners and local communities along the HS2 route will begin a week long march from Birmingham to London to oppose the building of the controversial train line that is decimating countryside communities and creating a huge financial burden at a time of deep economic crisis. The marchers will draw attention to UK taxpayers being forced to foot the bill for a project with questionable benefits, without the people’s consent.

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