Protests in Dover
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A total of thirty-nine people have been arrested following protest activity in Dover.
The individuals were detained on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and obstructing a highway after Kent Police was called at around 8.20am on Friday 24 September 2021 to reports that a group of people were obstructing the road on Jubilee Way, a second group were at Snargate Street at the junction with A20 and a third smaller group on the A20 at the junction with Aycliffe.
They remain in custody as enquiries continue and all roads are clear.
Chief Superintendent Simon Thompson from Kent Police said: ‘The impact this disruption had on the local community and Port-bound traffic is not lost on us and I would like to thank those adversely affected by it for their patience whilst we made the area safe again.
‘Kent Police is working with the other forces, the CPS and partner agencies to gather evidence and ensure there are consequences for those who break the law.’
Updated at 2.16pm on Friday 24 September 2021.