‘Mass Trespass’ Closes UK Heritage Site of Stonehenge

Protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, England. The British government went against the recommendations of planning officials when it gave its consent Thursday Nov. 12, 2020, to controversial plans for a road tunnel to be built near the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England in order to ease congestion along a stretch widely prone to gridlock. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
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LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after protesters staged a “mass trespass” against the British government’s road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge around midday. English Heritage, a national charity that manages hundreds of historic sites, soon after made the decision to…

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