Earlier posts have details regarding this weekend’s actions and please do come in person if you can. But if you can’t, please take some time on your social media to share the live-streams and raise awareness. All videos can be viewed here: https://facebook.com/XRebellionUK/video_grid/?ref=page_internal
It’s expected that embarrassment and public unease could have a real impact on HS2 Ltd’s decisions so please do share and encourage people to tweet about it, post about it and share the streams further still. #StopHS2
Some key points to raise:
HS2 is UNDER REVIEW and the OUTCOME HAS BEEN DELAYED. No matter your view on HS2, we shouldn’t be felling irreplaceable ancient trees and disrupting animal habitats when it might be for nothing.
Extinction Rebellion has supported this action and is handling live-streaming as part of joint actions but this action was started by a local group called Save the Colne Valley, many of those taking action are local people and tree protectors featured in the live-streams are not necessarily XR members.
Several activists have travelled from LEEDS to support this action and more still have plans to travel and support from Leeds. This isn’t a southern action, it’s a national action. HS2 won’t link up the north, it won’t improve the woefully inadequate links between many northern cities, and as such we are seeing many from the north travel to stand for our trees.