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Protestors block the Port of Dover ‘and the police stand back and do nothing’

by LLB Reporter
24th Sep 21 10:11 am

Insulate Britain have blocked the Port of Dover which is Europe’s busiest ferry port affecting hundreds of vehicles.

Around 40 protestors are sitting on the tarmac holding up banners blocking the A20 road in Kent at the Eastern Docks roundabout.

In a statement, Insulate Britain said, “This morning over 40 people that have been involved in Insulate Britain’s 10 days of motorway protests blocked Europe’s busiest ferry port, the Port of Dover.

“Two groups have blocked the A20 at the Eastern Docks roundabout and near the junction with Union Street for the Western Docks.”

Police are at the scene redirecting traffic and can be seen just standing around and are doing “nothing.”

Earlier this week the police have came under fire by MPs over how they are handling these protests as the M25 was blocked for the fifth time within a week.

The Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said today’s M25 protest is “completely unacceptable” and “very disturbing.”

Kwarteng added that he is “surprised” by how the police are handling these protests.

This week National Highways were granted an injunction to stop activists blocking the M25, but did not include any other roads across England.

A spokesperson for Insulate Britain said, “We are sorry for the disruption that we are causing. It seems to be the only way to keep the issue of insulation on the agenda and to draw attention to how poorly insulated homes are causing ill health, misery and early death for many thousands of people.

“We are failing the country’s cold hungry families and the elderly and placing an enormous burden on the NHS.

“Insulating our leaky homes is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions and it has all these additional benefits – reducing fuel poverty, creating jobs, reducing the burden on the NHS and protecting people from overheating during future heat waves.

“It’s a no-brainer.

“Boris just needs to get on with the job.”

The Port of Dover has warned travellers to prepare for potential delays and allow plenty of time for their journey.

A spokesperson said: ‘Protesters are currently blocking the entrance to the Port. Kent Police are on the scene.

‘Allow plenty of time for your journey and check with your ferry operator for updates. The port remains open but the entrance is blocked.’

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