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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The latest weather for the east with Philippa
The latest weather for the west with Philippa
Met Office issues storm warnings overnight as 80mph winds are expected across the south and east. Storm Imogen is due at around 3am