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Protest group Marston Against HS2 marched on Stafford today to raise awareness of the disruption the planned high speed rail link would cause.
They paraded banners and handed out flyers to help get their message across.
Residents from Marston in Staffordshire are protesting in Stafford, worried their village will be spoilt by the new HS2 high speed rail line.
HS2 Limited says it is doing all it can to minimise any environmental impact and that the project will boost the economy by billions of pounds a year.
But villagers say the £50billion project will devastate their community. They claim there will be no economic benefit locally because no trains will stop in Staffordshire and are calling on the county council to oppose it.
Bob Gasch organised the protest in Staffordshire.
Protesters are marching in Stafford today against government plans for a high speed rail network in Britain.
Marston Against HS2 claim the planned rail link will cause too much disruption to communities in the area, and want to raise awareness within the local population.
Protesters are expected to march this morning against HS2 in Stafford town centre.
Marston Against HS2 say they will distribute flyers in the town to raise awareness of the proposed route which they claim will disrupt communities.