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Road protesters occupied a section of the Birmingham Northern Relief road halting construction for an entire day. During this ‘we are not going away’ occupation a crane was scaled and ground working diggers were blocked for hours until construction workers gave up and returned home. At the end of the day everybody left the site safely with only two activists being taken into police custody.

I first met Paul in 1997 at Highworth Protest camp in Wiltshire. He was living on site in a bender having cycled down from Hull with his friend Theo. His commitment to Highworth strategic housing protest was staunch and he had clocked up the most days of living on site out of every activist there. Whilst there he actively helped setting up walkways and digging tunnels; he was always eager to vocalise his opposition to anything he regarded as unjust…. Read More