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Activists and bailiffs put aside differences to beat the cold

The Argus: Activists and bailiffs put aside differences to beat the cold Activists and bailiffs put aside differences to beat the cold

Link road protestors and bailiffs put their differences aside last night (January 17) as they battled plummeting temperatures.

Activists protesting against the controversial Bexhill Hastings link road remained chained to trees and down tunnels with temperatures dropping to -5c.

Tunneler Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst, who yesterday afternoon locked himself in his metre high cavern, was allowed out overnight to escape the cold – only to return this morning.

In return, bailiffs and security officials who were keeping tabs on the protestors, were allowed round the camp fire to keep warm.

Protestor, Patrick Nicholson, said: “It was a bit like the Christmas Day game of football in the trenches in World War One.

“We still have people attached to trees and expect it to be a busy day.”

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11:10am Thu 17 Jan 13

AmboGuy says...

What a joke. If they're not supposed to be there then don't let them round a camp fire to warm up. These wasters will soon leave when they get too cold.
What a joke. If they're not supposed to be there then don't let them round a camp fire to warm up. These wasters will soon leave when they get too cold. AmboGuy
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11:19am Thu 17 Jan 13

Crystal Ball says...

Perhaps the bailiffs and protestors could have a jolly kickabout a la WW1?
Perhaps the bailiffs and protestors could have a jolly kickabout a la WW1? Crystal Ball
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11:33am Thu 17 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

why are bailiffs being paid to sit roudn fires? shouldnt they be enforcing court orders? if no court order why r they there?
why are bailiffs being paid to sit roudn fires? shouldnt they be enforcing court orders? if no court order why r they there? NickBrt
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12:26pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Andy R says...

AmboGuy wrote:
What a joke. If they're not supposed to be there then don't let them round a camp fire to warm up. These wasters will soon leave when they get too cold.
It was THEIR campfire!

Doh......
[quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: What a joke. If they're not supposed to be there then don't let them round a camp fire to warm up. These wasters will soon leave when they get too cold.[/p][/quote]It was THEIR campfire! Doh...... Andy R
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2:20pm Thu 17 Jan 13

mimseycal says...

Blessum ;)
Blessum ;) mimseycal
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2:22pm Thu 17 Jan 13

jonmik says...

So much fot all his big talk on the news yesterday, so dense he didnt consider the cold in winter, personally I would have poured water down for good measure then left him there. He is not wanted here the residents wany the road
So much fot all his big talk on the news yesterday, so dense he didnt consider the cold in winter, personally I would have poured water down for good measure then left him there. He is not wanted here the residents wany the road jonmik
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5:29pm Thu 17 Jan 13

rayellerton says...

a refreshing bit of humanity shown by both sides...
a refreshing bit of humanity shown by both sides... rayellerton
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5:34pm Thu 17 Jan 13

AmboGuy says...

Andy R wrote:
AmboGuy wrote:
What a joke. If they're not supposed to be there then don't let them round a camp fire to warm up. These wasters will soon leave when they get too cold.
It was THEIR campfire!

Doh......
Do you have an opinion or comment or are you just up to your usual trolling again?.....yes thought so.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: What a joke. If they're not supposed to be there then don't let them round a camp fire to warm up. These wasters will soon leave when they get too cold.[/p][/quote]It was THEIR campfire! Doh......[/p][/quote]Do you have an opinion or comment or are you just up to your usual trolling again?.....yes thought so. AmboGuy
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11:34pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Andy R says...

Ha! The trollmeister himself flinging out "troll" accusations.

You couldn't make it up......
Ha! The trollmeister himself flinging out "troll" accusations. You couldn't make it up...... Andy R
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