Home Breaking News Right wing activists block A20 and face off against police in Dover...

Right wing activists block A20 and face off against police in Dover town centre


Another proper wing protest has taken maintain of Dover town centre right this moment.

Plans for the demonstration have been first made on social media on the finish of April by way of a Facebook web page titled Pembrokshire Patriots.

Protesters marched by way of the town centre the place there was a heavy police presence, simply as there was for the same protest in September final yr.

Full-scale rioting additionally broke out from related protests in the realm again in 2016.

Untold Stories – a brand new publication bringing collectively the perfect journalism about and for our underserved and minority communities from throughout the south east.

Simply press right here to enter your e-mail tackle and get information, options and a lot extra apart from direct to your inbox.

And subscribe to the KentStay publication right here for the newest breaking information and updates.

The Evening Standard report that round 50 folks attended the protest and chanted “English streets” as they walked.

Images and movies of the protesters flying St George’s flags and brandishing banners with the slogan ‘Stop The Invasion’ have been shared on-line.

The protestors additionally let off smoke bombs in entrance of the onlooking police officers.

Dover MP Natalie Elphick has condemned the small variety of offended protestors who descended on Dover and blocked port visitors, inflicting disruption to the town.

Read More
Read More

Mrs Elphicke mentioned: “It’s time to cease the small boats crossings however right this moment’s protestors usually are not welcome in Dover.

“We don’t need them right here.

“There’s no excuse for his or her disruption to commerce and to our town.

“Time and once more we see that the protestors’ time out causes direct harm to another person’s livelihood, tourism, enterprise and commerce.

Right wing activists have faced off against police in Dover today (May 29)

Right wing activists have confronted off against police in Dover right this moment (May 29)

“That’s not proper or honest.

“Kent Police have had a difficult yr – from the French closing the border to leaving the EU to coronavirus lockdowns and PCSO Julia James’ tragic loss of life.

“They deserved a correct financial institution vacation break this weekend – not been sworn at by loud-mouthed protestors from London or Essex or wherever.”

Port of Dover Travel tweeted to warn those that the A20 on the method to Dover had turn into blocked on account of the protests.

As a outcome, lorries have been pressured to line up alongside the highway and have been unable to achieve the vital delivery terminal.

Last yr’s protests noticed clashes with anti-riot police and 10 folks have been arrested as a consequence.

KentStay makes use of the time period folks when referring to those that cross the Channel and arrive on our shores.

That’s as a result of, no matter their standing on the level of entry, these shifting from one nation to the opposite are human beings.

You could have seen them generally known as migrants. This isn’t incorrect.

The UN Migration Agency defines a migrant as – any one that is shifting or has moved throughout a global border or inside a state away from his/her ordinary place of residence, whatever the particular person’s authorized standing, whether or not the motion is voluntary or involuntary, what the causes for the motion are, or what the size of the keep is.

KentStay additionally refers to folks in these circumstances as refugees.

The UN definition of refugees is – people who find themselves outdoors their nation of origin for causes of feared persecution, battle, generalised violence, or different circumstances which have significantly disturbed public order and, because of this, require worldwide safety.

The group proceed to protest against the variety of folks in search of refuge in the United Kingdom.

Many of those folks arrive on the UK shores at Dover having crossed the channel.

In a latest piece, KentStay defined what actually occurs when refugees attempt to legally declare asylum.