Dover: Traffic brought to a standstill at port by anti-immigration protesters


Traffic is brought to a standstill at port of Dover as anti-immigration protesters chanting ‘English streets’ march against migrant crossings

  • About 50 people marched down the dual carriageway leading to Dover, Kent
  • Lorries lined up along the A20 and are unable to reach the key trade terminal 
  • The small group waved England flags and held ‘stop the invasion’ banners

Anti-immigration protesters marching against migrant crossings have brought traffic to a standstill in the busy port of Dover.

Lorries lined up along the A20 and are unable to reach the key trade terminal and a heavy police presence is on the scene.

About 50 people, many carrying England flags, were loudly demonstrating as they walk along the dual carriageway towards the town.

The small group of mostly chanted ‘English streets’ while holding banners reading ‘stop the invasion’.

Anti-immigration protesters marching against migrant crossings have brought traffic to a standstill in the busy port of Dover

Lorries lined up along the A20 and are unable to reach the key trade terminal, and a heavy police presence is on the scene

Lorries lined up along the A20 and are unable to reach the key trade terminal, and a heavy police presence is on the scene

Anti-migrant protesters block a street as they demonstrate in Dover against immigration and the journeys made by refugees crossing the Channel to Kent

Anti-migrant protesters block a street as they demonstrate in Dover against immigration and the journeys made by refugees crossing the Channel to Kent

A large police presence is stationed around the Kent town to oversee the demonstrations, given levels of disorder in the past.

A protest last September saw anti-migrant protesters bring traffic at the busy port to a standstill amid clashes with riot officers.

The demonstrations in 2020 — carried out amid the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic — saw 10 people arrested.

The latest protest comes as people continue to make the dangerous journey across the English Channel in small boats.

A large police presence is stationed around the Kent town to oversee the demonstrations

A large police presence is stationed around the Kent town to oversee the demonstrations

A protester holding up traffic chants as a police officer confronts him. A protest last September saw anti-migrant protesters bring traffic at the busy port to a standstill amid clashes with riot officers

A protester holding up traffic chants as a police officer confronts him. A protest last September saw anti-migrant protesters bring traffic at the busy port to a standstill amid clashes with riot officers

About 25 people wearing lifejackets and face masks were brought into Dover by Border Force earlier this morning

About 25 people wearing lifejackets and face masks were brought into Dover by Border Force earlier this morning

About 50 people, many carrying England flags, were loudly demonstrating as they walk along the dual carriageway towards the town

About 50 people, many carrying England flags, were loudly demonstrating as they walk along the dual carriageway towards the town

About 25 people wearing lifejackets and face masks were brought into the port by Border Force earlier on this morning.

More crossings are anticipated as UK and French authorities continue to operate in the narrow Dover Strait.

The number of people crossing the 21-mile stretch of water has almost doubled so far in 2021, with more than 3,100 reaching the English coast.

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