More than a dozen environmental activists have occupied a 30m (100ft) tunnel they secretly dug at the front of London’s Euston station in protest against the HS2 rail project.The protesters have been camping for weeks in Euston Square Gardens, which they claim will be turned into a taxi terminal once the initial phase of the £106bn high-speed rail project is completed.”We have between 13 to 17 protesters in the tunnel and they have enough food and water down there to last for several weeks,” one of the HS2 Rebellion group told Sky News.Security staff from a private firm circled the makeshift camp in central London early this morning as Metropolitan Police officers wearing harnesses arrived to remove protesters, some of whom had camped overnight in trees.A group of around 20 supporters standing nearby was dispersed by police officers, citing COVID regulations. Advertisement More from Hs2 HS2: First tunnelling equipment for railway project arrives in UK HS2 construction formally begins with ‘shovels in the ground’ moment Couple lose seven-year fight against HS2 as 17th century home to be demolished Skeleton of ‘murdered’ Iron Age man found during HS2 works in Buckinghamshire Has the coronavirus crisis reached its peak? HS2: Chinese firm… Read full this story
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