Case dismissed for six Anti HS2 activists charged in defence and eviction of Jones’ Hill Ancient Woodland and surrounding Chilterns AONB.

On May 27th 2021, six activists were set to face trial at High Wycombe Magistrate Court. The case was dismissed after the CPS and Thames Valley Police failed to submit any evidence of the alleged charges against the defendants.

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Teenager, Rollie, 17 from Hartlepool speaks out on why she undertook 10 day occupation of the Euston tunnel network to protest HS2

Teenager, Rollie, 17 from Hartlepool speaks out on their 10 day occupation of the Euston tunnel network to protest HS2

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Tree protectors demand HS2 is scrapped and money diverted to NHS, as latest eviction begins

The eviction of Poor’s Piece Wood on the edge of Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire MK18 2HH has begun today. Members of the National Eviction Team (NET) employed by HS2 to forcefully remove tree protectors arrived on site early this morning. Tree protectors are locked-on in treehouses and towers in the three acre ancient woodland in an act of non-violent direct action, and are determined to protect the wood for future generations.

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Euston We Have A Problem – Where Are The Political Voices?

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As we face the climate emergency, one of the most disappointing aspects of the last 3 weeks at Euston Square Gardens has been the wall of silence from MPs and Peers, save the very few (thank you Caroline Lucas, Zarah Sultana and Baroness Jenny Jones) who have spoken up in support of the protesters and their aims. We know many more are opposed to HS2, for environmental, finance and governance reasons, but where have they been?

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The price for law and order: How HS2 Limited bought the public police force

The right to peacefully protest is a cornerstone of a liberal democratic society, protected under articles 10 and 11 of the European Conventions of Human Rights. Whilst there are structures under which this right can be challenged and restricted by law, such as The Public Order Act 1986, the freedom of expression and assembly remains.

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