HS2 Activists Dig 100ft Tunnel at Euston Station

Demonstrators have secretly dug and occupied a 100ft tunnel near London’s Euston Station in protest against the HS2 high-speed rail development. The HS2 Rebellion group has been camping for weeks in Euston Square Gardens, a green space in front of the station. Activists claim HS2 is “the most expensive, wasteful and destructive project in UK history”. Bailiffs from the National Eviction Team have begun removing protesters from the camp today, with police also arresting five men and a woman at the site. The HS2 project is set to link London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Activists said they are prepared to occupy the tunnel “for as long as it takes to stop HS2”.