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07Oct93 UK: EARTH FIRST'S PROTESTERS COME DOWN TO EARTH - WYMONDHAM BYPASS EVICTION.

Road protesters squatting in a cottage in the path of the £20 million A11 Wymondham bypass in Norfolk were evicted by bailiffs and police last week.Three of the activists staged a roof top vigil on the Wymondham cottage but were brought down to earth in an access platform.The activists, from environmental group Earth First, pledged to continue to disrupt work on the scheme when the main contract begins at the end of the year.Local resident Jenny Watts, pictured, said many people were against the bypass. And Mark Simon, from Lizard Earth First, said: 'If the road is allowed to go ahead this could be the last chance people will get to see the Lizard conservation area intact.'But transport minister John MacGregor this week attacked roads protesters. He said: 'These itinerant disruptors claim to be speaking in the name of democracy but abuse the democratic process to try to stop what everyone else wants.' CONSTRUCTION NEWS