Picture News: Protesting - how far would you go to stand up for what you believe in?

In the news this week:

A group of protesters in Euston Square Gardens, who built a 100ft (30m) tunnel under the gardens to protest against the HS2 high-speed railway line, have all now been evicted. They are campaigning against the development, which plans to improve transport links between parts of the north of England and London. The issue the protesters have is that the planned route runs through areas of ancient woodlands and wildlife habitats.

Things to talk about at home:

  • What do you think about how the protesters campaigned by building a tunnel?
  • Why do you think they decided to do that?
  • What do you think they would have found the hardest about living in a tunnel?
  • Can you think of a time when you have disagreed with something and taken action?