A second protest group has been set up to fight plans to build a new Bexhill to Hastings link road.
The new Bexhill Link Road Resistance group will complement the work of the Combe Haven Defenders.
Both parties have pledged to take part in peaceful resistance to George Osborne's plans to build a new £100 million pound link road.
Earlier this month the High Court turned down an appeal against the building of the relief road.
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