Protesters campfire. Jones Hill Wood, a site of huge confrontations between protesters and HS2 security. This is an ancient woodland of two hectares, predominatly beeches, near Wendover, of which half is planned to be chopped down to make way for HS2. Various camps have been evicted and re-erected on the site. Wendover UK
Eco 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.