This had been a huge protest which although it did not manage to prevent the road being built and its non-violent activists being subjected to prison sentences and violence from both police and private security guards, it brought the devastating impact of the road building programme to a global audience, and was effective in significantly reducing the numbers of other proposed road schemes.
A full account of the 1990s road protest movement can be read here:
|Becca Lush Blum, being interviewed yesterday|
We walked up the hill to where a huge banner was fixed alongside the motorway, reading '20 years since Twyford Down. Don't go backwards. No new roads'
|This photo was taken by Adrian Arbib and shared on the Roads2Nowhere Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gaia.nightingall/posts/286849791416021?ref=notif¬if_t=close_friend_activity#!/roads2nowhere|
|Sian Berry at Twyford Down yesterday, who writes the roads blog for the Campaign for Better Transport, a good place to stay informed of what's happening: |
One such campaign is the Bexhill-to-Hastings link road, where a sister event took place yesterday:
A map of the proposed road plans can be found here:
Further Media reports:
I'll add further media reports here as I come across them.
There is a big feature in today's Sunday Times but no web link.