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From: "SchNEWS"
To: "SchNEWS Subscribers"
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 22:05:05 +0000
Subject: SchNEWS 152, 30th January 1998

Carrying On Up Dead Woman's Bottom

"Dead Womans Bottom has taken a slapping but we're still holding on."

Twelve days after bailiffs moved in and evicted protesters, there's still plenty of activity up Dead Womans Bottom. People are trying to stop a link road being built to make it easier for Tarmac to mine more of the Mendip Hills. (see SchNEWS 151)

Although all the trees have been felled and two security compounds have been set up, protesters are still `avin it', despite 30 arrests, a 5 mile exclusion zone and the destruction of the on route camps. "If we cant stop the road, we can make it cost millions".

Two camps exist at O.S. co-ordinates ST 716463 and ST 717461 between Nunney and Chantry Lane, with the road blocks lifted and police presence minimal. Info line 01749 880 144/ Prisoner support 01373 452 777.

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