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DEMONSTRATIONS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF ROAD PROTEST

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The Guardian reports on the latest disturbances at the sites of two controversial road schemes in Britain. ...
The Guardian reports on the latest disturbances at the sites of two controversial road schemes in Britain.

One report (p3) describes the demonstrations - that included the setting alight of trucks - that marked the first anniversary of work starting on the Newbury bypass. More than 750 people returned to the site, which the paper says has become 'unbearably desolate... 10,000 trees have gone, a ring of 20 miles of razor wire and fencing is in their place'.

A second story reports that campaigners chained themselves inside a series of underground tunnels and bunkers in a 'forlorn attempt' to prevent contractors evicting themfrom a protest camp on the route of a new£50m dual carriageway through east Devon.

This was just one of three protest camps along the route of the proposed new 13 miles of dual carriageway on the A30, linking the Honiton bypass with the M5 near Exeter.
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