This morning sees terrible natural disasters affecting Japan and possibly the entire Pacific Basin.
Today is also the anniversary of people finding out their homes were under or alongside the path of the Government’s preferred route for the all new High Speed 2 line. They did not find out from the Government, they found out from journalists knocking on the door or via community gossip and the internet.
To read more about the year of Stolen Futures please read our press release here.
STOP HS2 believes due to the events in Japan and the Pacific it is now entirely inappropriate to mark the anniversary by protest events.
People directly affected by High Speed 2 are suffering and have been for a year but nothing in comparison to the tragedy unfolding from Japan. It would be inappropriate for us to dwell on HS2 today when people’s lives are threatened by natural disaster. Our thoughts, prayers and support remain with those directly affected by HS2 but even more so today with those who have lost or face losing their homes and lives because of the earthquake and subsequent Tsunami. STOP HS2 urges its supporters to support those in peril on this terrible day however they can.
We are not aware of any official earthquake/tsunami disaster appeal as yet but you can access the general Red Cross Disaster Appeal Site here.
Chairman STOP HS2