Activist Lazer hands himself over to police after 11 days underground protesting HS2

An anti-HS2 eco-warrior has been taken into police custody after voluntarily leaving a network of tunnels they secretly dug below Euston Square Gardens. 

Lazer Sandford, the son of an island-owning millionaire Scottish laird, was one of six activists who have spent 11 days underground to protest the £98billion HS2 project.

The demonstrator had previously locked himself in place underground using a device made of steel and concrete wrapped around his arm to stop bailiffs dragging him away.

HS2 Rebellion protestor was seen in handcuffs after leaving the series of tunnels the group secretly dug near Euston station tonight

HS2 Rebellion protestor was seen in handcuffs after leaving the series of tunnels the group secretly dug near Euston station tonight

HS2 Rebellion protestor was seen in handcuffs after leaving the series of tunnels the group secretly dug near Euston station tonight

He later threw a peace sign to a watching crowd as he was led away from the entrance to the tunnel

He later threw a peace sign to a watching crowd as he was led away from the entrance to the tunnel

He later threw a peace sign to a watching crowd as he was led away from the entrance to the tunnel

A spokesman for the HS2 Rebellion group said Mr Sandford left in exchange for supplies including hygiene and sanitary products and lights for the remaining demonstrators.

He added Lazer was being checked by paramedics.

A statement from the activist said: ‘Eleven days in a tunnel and 30 hours in a lockon were painful, but that’s nothing compared with the current and coming suffering caused by the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

‘As the UK’s most Ecocidal project, HS2 is accelerating the climate and ecological emergency, through unprecedented tree felling and roughly 14 million tonnes of CO2.

‘I was inspired to do this by my dear friend Fox who died tragically a year ago today fighting for what he believed in. He was an inspiration to countless people who want to mend the world.

‘Me and my tunnelling friends are choosing to protect lives by means of protest.’

Mr Sandford’s departure comes after one of the demonstrators voluntarily left the tunnels and was arrested on Friday evening.

Lazer is pictured during his 11-day stay underground, which is said to have ended in exchange for goods for the remaining protestors

Lazer is pictured during his 11-day stay underground, which is said to have ended in exchange for goods for the remaining protestors

Lazer is pictured during his 11-day stay underground, which is said to have ended in exchange for goods for the remaining protestors

A lone supporter of the protestor stood by the police shield, close to the entrance to the tunnel near Euston station

A lone supporter of the protestor stood by the police shield, close to the entrance to the tunnel near Euston station

A lone supporter of the protestor stood by the police shield, close to the entrance to the tunnel near Euston station 

Lazer locked his arm into a metal device to stop bailiffs taking him away from the secret tunnels

Lazer locked his arm into a metal device to stop bailiffs taking him away from the secret tunnels

Lazer locked his arm into a metal device to stop bailiffs taking him away from the secret tunnels

A HS2 Ltd spokesman said: ‘A second illegal trespasser chose to leave the tunnel this evening, and we urge the others to follow.

‘On-site paramedics provided immediate medical assistance. The trespasser has now been handed over to the Metropolitan Police.’

Roc Sandford, father of Lazer and fellow tunnel protester 18-year-old Blue Sandford, previously said he was ‘scared and distressed’ as their parent but was ‘right behind them’ and understood ‘exactly why they know they have to do this’.

Commenting on the tunnellers he told the PA news agency on Friday: ‘I am in awe of all of those incredibly brave spirits down there, not just my children, but all of them.’

HS2 Rebellion has called on the Government to scrap the ‘expensive, unpopular and destructive’ railway scheme and claims plans will see Euston Square Gardens built over with a temporary taxi rank before being sold to developers.

The group has claimed that the protest in Euston is the ‘longest UK protest tunnel occupation in two decades’, breaking the ten-day record previously set by a pair of environmental campaigners in Derbyshire in 2008.

Other activists in the tunnels include veteran environmental campaigner Swampy, real name Daniel Hooper, and his son Rory.

Link hienalouca.com

Advertising:

Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast

For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.

(Total views: 232 Time, 1 visits per day)

Leave a Reply