Protesters against UK rail link evicted from London park

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Some protesters against a high-speed rail link between London and northern England have been evicted from a park in the capital city early Wednesday after they dug tunnels and set up a makeshift camp. The protesters had occupied Euston Square Gardens, claiming there were plans to build a temporary taxi rank over the small green space outside Euston Station, the London terminus for the so-called HS2 trains. HS2 Rebellion, which is an alliance of groups and individuals campaigning against the planned high-speed railway, said Wednesday that bailiffs from HS2′s private contractor, the National Eviction Team, “entered the camp under cover of darkness” and that “tree protectors” had entered the tunnels and were “prepared for a lengthy siege.”last_img