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Campaigners from STOP HS2 and the Green Party have returned to camp out underneath a digger at the HS2 construction site in Harvil Road.

The campaigners entered the field and staged a non-violent protest under the digger at lunchtime on Tuesday (October 10) less than a week after they left following a four-day protest on Thursday (October 5).

Protester Sarah Green is leading the small group of anti-HS2 campaigners.

We'll be bringing you the latest updates, pictures and videos from the second day of the protest.

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Protesters are having trouble getting access to food

"We will stay here as long as it takes"

Speaking with getwestlondon, Alice Greenham, daughter of one of the protesters, Sarah Green, has said that they will “stay there as long as it takes”.

Currently Sarah Green has chained herself to a tree while another protester has locked himself to another tree.

HS2 Ltd are continuing to work

Diggers surrounded by metal fences are continuing to work on clearing the site for HS2 work while the protesters chain themselves to trees nearby.

Work continues at the site in Harvil Road
Work continues at the site in Harvil Road

Two protesters have now chained themselves to trees

Both protesters have chained themselves to trees, one with a bicycle lock.

A third protester is acting as a ‘legal observer’ to the protest.

Two protesters are currently chained to trees in the land where several trees have already been cleared
Two protesters are currently chained to trees in the land where several trees have already been cleared (Image: Natural Guard UK)

A protester has chained himself to a tree using a padlock

One of the protesters can be seen with a bicycle lock around his neck attached to a tree at the site in Harvil Road.

One protester has chained himself to a tree using a bicycle lock
One protester has chained himself to a tree using a bicycle lock (Image: Natural Guard UK)

No longer on the grounds

According to a spokesman for HS2, the protesters are not currently on the grounds where trees are currently being cleared.

He went on to say that HS2 Limited has carried out wildlife surveys and has notified the council and other authorities that they were carrying out the work.

Animal habitats could be destroyed

The protesters believe the felling of trees with affect licensed species including bats and badgers which currently live in the woodland.

Sarah Green tell us what is happening

The leader of the protest Sarah Green has told getwestlondon that they are now in the compound and are trying to prevent the felling of trees.

This tree felling is illegal and we have reported it to the police.

We are inside the compound and are trying to stop them from taking down these trees.

What is happening now?

The protesters returned to the field on Tuesday (October 10) at around lunchtime after works on the site resumed.

The believe the habitats of animals are being destroyed.

What happened in Harefield?

Last week, a group of Anti-HS2 campaigners camped out under a digger on an HS2 site in Harvil Road.

They were protesting against the clearing of woodland which they argued was carried out without permission.

HS2 claimed they owned the land and had the necessary permission.