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Anti-HS2 protesters in stand-off against power cable work

Anti-HS2 campaigners at a protest camp in Uxbridge have said it is wrong to cut down woodlands across Britain in the middle of an 'ecological emergency' to make way for the high-speed rail project. The group of non-affiliated demonstrators alongside individuals involved in the Extinction Rebellion movement took over a plot of land in Denham Country Park earlier this summer after contractors began to cut down trees marked for removal. This has led to a stand-off between the group and National Grid staff who are working beside the protest camp. One protester, who asked to be named as 'Swan' spoke of the group's determination to stop HS2 by building makeshift tree houses dozens of feet above the ground and organising non-violent action at the site.

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