Kent Police are warning drivers of a planned demonstration march today by various groups as part the ‘national campaign against fees and cuts’ in Dover which is highly likely to cause disruption in and around the town.
It’s thought participants are likely to assemble at Market Square at 12.30 pm, and then march to the entrance of Dover Eastern Docks via Bench Street and Marine Parade. An assembly will then take place until 3.30pm. The march may then proceed back along the same route. The route may be subject to change.
It is anticipated that this will attract a large numbers of protesters and there will be extra police officers in the town whose main role is to facilitate a peaceful protest, to keep the public safe and minimise the impact on local people going about their daily business.
There is likely to be disruption to local roads and access to parking while the procession passes through and while the protest takes place at the Eastern docks. Access to Dover seafront may be restricted during the afternoon.
Some disruption to businesses in the area of the protests is also possible and advice leaflets have been distributed to relevant areas giving further information.
A spokesperson for Kent police said “We would ask all people, both locals and visitors, to support Kent Police and keep Dover peaceful on Saturday.”
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