They tried to stop the bulldozers and chainsaws - but failed. So today protesters against the Bexhill Hastings Link road went to stop the scheme by lobbying the Transport Minister - Sussex's Norman Baker - direct. But, as Phil Hornby reports, the police had other ideas.
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There has been major travel disruption on the roads and railways. Fred and Sangeeta introduce our coverage.
Holly has the latest forecast for the east of the region.
Holly has the forecast for tonight and tomorrow in the west of the region.