HS2 Limited are seeking impunity from all protests through a route wide injunction, criminalising anyone who steps on land in possession of HS2. They are seeking an end to lawful protests against HS2 including protest camps, actions against HS2 and monitoring of HS2’s activities - but they are also creating a dangerous and risky situation for anyone who walks, lives and exists around the area owned by HS2.
Today four peaceful protectors have been acquitted of Aggravated Trespass at High Wycombe Magistrates Court who found that HS2 was at risk of committing wildlife crimes.
On Monday 21st February 2022 at 10 am, two activists are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court charged with criminal damage and aggravated trespass. This follows a protest in February 2020 when the two activists, including the partially sighted Paralympic gold medallist James Brown, allegedly climbed onto HS2’s 100ft drilling rig in the Colne Valley, West London.
Nationwide Day Of Action Against HS2 - 24th January 2022HS2 is costing the Earth - financially and environmentally. Today, a Bill to expand HS2 beyond Crewe will be laid in…
On Saturday 6th November between 4pm and 8pm, we will be holding a vigil in support of our incredibly brave tunnellers. On this day which also marks DAY 28 of the Wendover Eviction and DAY 21 of the Subterranean Protest, we wish to show our support from the community to our 5 very brave and deeply committed activists who are putting their lives at risk to protest HS2.
There is a small, but relatively vocal, group of environmentally minded people who support HS2 as a project that is a magic bullet to various environmental problems. Proponents for this magic bullet train will argue that public transport is key to addressing the climate crisis. Despite the environmental claims of HS2, evidence points to it being a tragic "white elephant" which will leave in its wake a trail of missed opportunities, polluted landscapes and ecological destruction.
Investing in HS2 is worse value for money than simply improving the UK’s existing railway networks, according to a new report.
HS2 claim it's totally fine to destroy ancient woodlands because they are going to plant new ones, well here’s a quick run-down (non-exhaustive) of why it isn’t possible to simply “replace” ancient woodlands.
As part of the ongoing Impossible Rebellion, two protesters have begun climbing the 7-storey offices of Marsh Insurance to protest against their influential role as the insurers of HS2’s subcontractors.
At St. Alban’s Magistrates Court on Monday 23rd August 2021 the final 7 activists from the ‘Extinction is Forever’ protest (which took place outside a HS2 site on the outskirts of Maple Cross, Uxbridge, West London in October 2020) were suddenly acquitted when the case was dismissed by the judge after just one hour into the proceedings.