FOUR protesters have been evicted from a camp set up by activists opposed to the HS2 high-speed railway.
But removing all the campaigners off the site is likely take weeks, they said. Among those taking part is Dan Hooper, 48, also known as “Swampy”, who said bailiffs face tunnels, tree houses, a cage and a 50ft-high tower on the site. Hooper was among climate change protesters who had charges against them dropped last week after they occupied tunnels near London’s Euston Station.
Yesterday he said the eviction at Wendover Active Resistance (WAR) camp in Buckinghamshire had been “quite chilled”. “We’ve got a good rapport with the tunnel eviction team.We’re just basically digging while we’ve still got the upper ground.”
But he added: “I’d probably be in a lot of trouble with my family if I’m not back for Christmas.”
An HS2 spokesman said: “Their actions are wasting public money, putting our staff at risk and putting unnecessary strain on the emergency services.”