Some of the very first protests I became involved with were against the building of the M3 through Twyford Down in Hampshire.

Part of the power of the protest came from the very tribal feeling that worked its way into the heart of the campaigners, many of them living out in the path of the road.

This demonstration took place on September 11th 2001 - we were outside an arms fair in London when the news of the attack on the World Trade Centre came through.

During the protest against the Newbury by-pass many people took to the trees, some in elaborate tree houses, others just hanging around.

The daring of many protesters left me awestruck. Some of my friends were really quite at home up there. I got scared going up into a tree to do an interview.

Anti-GM crop protesters at a test-field in Oxfordshire pulling up the crop and having some fun at the same time.

This was the first direct action against GM crops in the UK when a group called GenetiX Snowball very politely pulled up a test-plot.