Police clash with anti-immigration protesters blocking dual carriageway as they ...

Police clash with anti-immigration protesters blocking dual carriageway as they march towards Dover where 100 pro-migrant activists are also holding demonstration At least 50 officers are at the scene on the A20 while protesters block the road and shout 'England 'till I die' Fears of violence were voiced and local MP Natalie Elphicke pleaded for people to 'stay away' over Covid fears Several officers were seen restraining one person on the ground before arresting them near Dover Marina 

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 13:16 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 13:25 BST, 5 September 2020

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Police clashes are ongoing in Dover as anti-immigration protestors have blocked the A20 dual carriageway in both directions while shouting 'England 'till I die'.

Several officers were seen restraining one person on the ground before arresting them.

At least 50 officers are at the scene by the A20, which remains blocked in both directions.  

There were fears of violence ahead of today's demonstrations with both pro and anti-immigration activists announcing their intention to assemble in the Kent town. 

Rival groups have assembled in Dover to demonstrate over the arrival of thousands of migrants in small boats.

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Police clashes are ongoing in Dover as anti-immigration protestors have blocked the A20 dual carriageway in both directions while singing Rule, Britannia! as they march

Police clashes are ongoing in Dover as anti-immigration protestors have blocked the A20 dual carriageway in both directions while singing Rule, Britannia! as they march

Several officers were seen restraining one person on the ground. At least 40 officers are at the scene by the A20, which remains blocked in both directions

Several officers were seen restraining one person on the ground. At least 40 officers are at the scene by the A20, which remains blocked in both directions

Traffic on the A20 was at a standstill in both directions after protesters assembled on the road in large numbers.

Many wore Union flag face masks and carried banners. Some shouted 'England til I die' and sang Rule, Britannia. 

There have been other sporadic clashes with the group of at least 50 police officers by the A20.

It is thought that groups from across the country have travelled to Dover. 

It comes despite pleas from local MP Natalie Elphicke to 'stay away' to prevent a second wave of Covid-19.

Pro and anti-immigration protesters have gathered in Dover for a large demonstration today

Pro and anti-immigration protesters have gathered in Dover for a large demonstration today

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