2020-10-09 Extinction Rebellion block HS2 Chiltern Tunnel site
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West Hyde, UK. 9th October, 2020. Anti-HS2 activists from Extinction Rebellion use a tripod and lock-on arm tubes to block several entrances to the Chiltern Tunnel South Portal site for the HS2 high-speed rail link for an entire working day. The protest action, at the site from which HS2 Ltd intends to drill a 10-mile tunnel through the Chilterns, was intended to remind Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he committed to remove deforestation from supply chains and to provide legal protection for 30% of UK land for biodiversity by 2030 at the first UN Summit on Biodiversity on 30th September. The controversial HS2 high-speed rail project is currently projected to cost at least £106bn and will destroy or significantly impact many irreplaceable natural habitats, including 108 ancient woodlands.