11 Sep '12, 12pm

Come and join our protest this month about new roads - marking 20 years since Twyford Down:

10 September 2012: Becca Lush Blum writes about her experiences at Twyford Down and the threat of new road-building plans. Join our protest on 29th September to commemorate the anniversary. It’s now 20 years since I first chained myself to a digger when the M3 motorway was bulldozed through Twyford Down in Hampshire, near where I grew up. Whilst I’ve changed a lot in that time, unfortunately this current Government still seems wedded to roadbuilding. The incendiary protests at Twyford Down in 1992 lit the fuse of the modern environmental direct action protest movement. The roots of the current climate protests stretch right back to these early road protests. We were protesting against the Conservative’s ‘Roads for Prosperity’ plans, which they said were the “biggest road-building programme since the Romans”. The M3 through Twyford Down was the most destructive of the schem...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/roads/100912-twyford-20

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