January 29, 2013 by combehavendefenders
[7.30pm, Tues 29 Jan: Five arrests in total today, bringing running-total (since 14 Dec) to 26. Climbing specialists have now knocked-off for the night, leaving security and bailiffs, as well as people still up in the trees. ESCC are still insisting that no food, water, blankets or medicines be allowed up to the latter, who are facing even stronger winds tonight. The headline in today’s Daily Mail was “Britain to be battered by hurricane force winds and torrential downpours”]
The eviction of the third camp (Decoy Pond Camp – see here for maps and directions) along the route of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) continues today (Tues 29 Jan – the 47th day of continuous protests in the valley) with activists still locked-on up trees, after spending a night in cold & wet conditions, facing gusts of up to 44mph (which are no joke when you’re 50 foot up a tree!).
Of the two people arrested yesterday: one has been cautioned and released, and the other is appearing in court this morning.
As we noted at the time of the eviction of “Base Camp”: This is only the end of the beginning for the protests against the Bexhill Hastings Link Road (BHLR)!
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