They're calling it the second Battle of Hastings and they're preparing for a long fight.
The stand off between protesters and bulldozers in the Combe Haven Valley has entered it's second week. A battle of wills between councillors who say a link road is vital to regenerate one of the region's most deprived economies - and environmentalists determined to save historic woodlands.
Over the weekend more activists arrived, with one camp being evicted this morning - but protesters are vowing to stay whatever the weather.
Andy Dickenson reports, speaking to protesters Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst and Andrea Needham, East Sussex County Council leader Peter Jones (Cons) and Crowhurst resident Norman Beck.
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