When they were thwarted from occupying it, they turned their sights on the abandoned campus. The group of eco-activists may be a carbuncle on the hide of the aristocracy. Their village is within sight of Windsor Castle and near where some of the most elaborate celebrations are scheduled.
Those living in the off grid village maintain that the rights afforded them and other commonersunder by the ancient charter are being eroded by those who hold the reins of power. News of the diggers has reached the international news agencies. Maria Sanders, one of the activists was quoted.
Part of the reason for having the festival is to make the point that the fight that started 800 years ago isn't finished. People still have to keep fighting for democracy because we don't have it, though we've made a lot of gains," Sanders told Al Jazeera.
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