THE QUEEN Victoria statue in Leamington has been photographed wearing a facemask emblazoned with ‘Stop HS2’.
Campaigners against the high speed line say following the Queen and Prince William being seen not wearing a facemask at a public engagement, the statue on The Parade is now wearing a mask.
The images were taken earlier this month of the monarch and the Duke of Cambridge at Porton Down laboratory near Salisbury, where scientists are working on the UK’s response to coronavirus.
A Stop HS2 campaigner said: “After Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William were both photographed without a face mask, the Queen Victoria statue on The Parade is now wearing a Stop HS2 face mask.
“It highlights the continued daily cutting of mature trees at South Cubbington Wood, the imminent destruction of the Offchurch Greenway and the Stop HS2 camp at the corner of Welsh Road and Long Itchington Road.
“HS2 is costing million pounds a week for 20 years, causing 350 miles of flooding disaster – not including compound areas – and the destruction of countless thousands of mature trees, in the midst of a climate and ecological emergency.”