2020-02-11 Activists opposed to HS2 arrested as Boris Johnson announces decision to proceed
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Denham, UK. 11 February, 2020. Thames Valley Police officers arrest environmental activists who had been ‘slow walking’ and picking up litter from the roadside in front of a HGV delivering a JCB forklift vehicle to a HS2 site on the morning on which Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his decision to proceed with the first phase of the high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham. One police officer refers to a booklet entitled 'Counter Terrorism Policing' whilst issuing warnings prior to the arrests. Contractors working on behalf of HS2 in the area are now rerouting electricity pylons through a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation (SMI) rather than a nearby golf course as part of works for the high-speed rail link.