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Veteran direct activists from prominent anti-road protest campaigns of the early nineties occupy the reception of the Department of Transport, London to read their statement “bicycle d-lock pledge” in opposition to the governments relaunched road building programmes.

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.