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HS2 HEIST: Police Still Unable to Remove XR Protesters after 11 Days

MET POLICE have been unable to remove HS2 protesters who have been holding up a tunnel under Euston Station for a whopping eleven days.

Police were seen at work in London’s Euston Square Gardens on Friday to remove climate change activists from inside tunnels they dug against the H2S high-speed rail link. Paramedics, bailiffs, and police officers were seen at Euston Square Gardens.

A parent of two of the protesters told the BBC he was “scared he may never see them again” and criticised the Police’s efforts made to remove them.

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Roc Sandford said: “They shouldn’t have to be doing this. They should be studying.”

“My children and their fellow tunnellers are fighting for all our lives and I’m really proud of them.”

HS2 workers were also seen at work cutting down trees. Nine activists have been inside the 30 metre (100 feet) tunnels, named ‘Calvin’ and ‘Crystal’ for 10 days. “There are nine of my friends in a tunnel and it’s shocking, what has been allowed to happen. They are having their human rights broken in how the bailiffs are treating them in that tunnel,” said XR activist Mooni.

“They have been kicked, they have been assaulted, they have had dirt thrown on top of them, they have been sleep deprived.”

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Activists from HS2 rebellion revealed on January 27 that they had dug a 30 metre (100 foot) tunnel in Euston Square Gardens, which is needed for the construction of the project according to the HS2 company, in attempt to block the railway project.

HS2 is a high speed rail link which will connect London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Manchester and Leeds, at a cost of some £106 billion (€119 billion/$145 billion), according to estimates given in a government report in 2019, with the first stage linking London to Birmingham expected to be completed between 2028 and 2031.

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