7 Jan: Tunnels, trees & digger-diving

January 8, 2013 by combehavendefenders

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A plucky activist occupies the digger. Photo: Marta Lefler

As predicted, Monday 7 January saw the chainsaws back in force in Combe Haven, with most activity focussed on the area near the railway, just opposite Upper Wilting Farm (TN38 8EG). Activists rapidly occupied trees in the area, and then one of the excavators (the first digger-diving of the campaign!), also staging a sit-down protest in front of the latter.

Two people were arrested and subsequently released: one charged, one cautioned (both for “aggravated trespass”).

Further action – by both road contractors & opponents of the road – is expected to begin early Tuesday (8 January) & more people are needed for both arrestable and non-arrestable roles! And don’t forget the ongoing Camp, not far away, near Adam’s Farm.

Media reports: Guardian, ITV (film) & SchNews

Activists stage a sit-down protest in front of the digger.

Activists stage a sit-down protest in front of the digger. Photo: Marta Lefler

High in the trees in Combe Haven. Photo: Marta Lefler.

High in the trees in Combe Haven. Photo: Marta Lefler.

It's always time for a cup of tea! Photo: Marta Lefler

It’s always time for a cup of tea! Photo: Marta Lefler

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