HS2 RESISTANCE UK
105 imagesEco Warriors are in rebellion against HS2, UK's high speed railway, defending ancient English woodlands from destruction caused by the massive urban and rural construction programme. Many species of flora and fauna are under threat. In defiance, Resistance camps have been set up along the proposed route in many parts of England, from London, through the Midlands and the North. Protest takes the form of barricaded squats, tunnels, treehouses and fortified towers, with protests and trespass onto HS2 land to stop deforestation and halt building works. Protesters are not afraid of being arrested. HS2 is protected by 24hour security guards dressed in fluorescent orange uniforms, nicknamed 'carrots' by the protesters. Police and security guards often work together against the collective of independent individuals whose aim is to protect the environment and wildlife.