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The UK Struggle Against Roads Ecopolitics & the Free State: The Conflict Over the M77 Motorway in Scotland

Opposition to M77 Motorway: still from “Given to the People” (film documentary)

Just to the south of Glasgow, amid the woodlands and park lands of Pollok estate, a site of extraordinary resistance has emerged.

From the roadside, a huge red banner with bright yellow letters proclaims “Pollok Free State,” and where the road gives way to a dirt track, amid tall beech trees, one enters a place transformed.