Today Monday 23rd an assault is under way on this main bottom camp. Monday morning sees the Dalkeith anti road protestors still occuppying the main protest site, although the police has fenced off the site from supporters and prepared for eviction from 9.30 am onwards. The northern access to the park on the A6094 is blocked of by police, too. Eight people, all people locked on at the ground as well as treesitters and protesters in the cargonets, have been arrested on Monday.
But spirits have been boosted by the many picnicers who visited the site on Saturday, showing their solidarity [1 | 2] with the battle to stop the A68 by-pass being put through the beautiful park south of Edinburgh.
Despite seven days of eviction attempts by the specialist National Eviction Team and police, some spectacular tree houses and aerial constructions still tower into the sky by the River Esk.
[ 8 arrests on Monday | Eviction underway at Dalkeith bottom camp | No Female Climbers | Dalkeith final push | Tunnelers Evicted | Dalkeith Solidarity Call ]