London Digging in

 

London Digging in
The veteran eco-warrior Dan Hooper (aka Swampy) and his 16-year-old son were among nine activists holed up in a tunnel outside Euston Station last week, as part of a campaign to highlight the number of woodlands that will be destroyed during the construction of HS2. Activists had been camped out in Euston Square Gardens, near the planned terminus, for months, during which time they secretly dug a 100ft tunnel network. A group occupied it last week, and said they were ready to stay there for the “long haul” – despite attempts by HS2’s bailiffs to evict them. There have been a number of collapses, and they have been warned they could suffocate or drown. Hooper said he’d tried to dissuade his son from joining him in the tunnel, to no avail.

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