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Extinction Rebellion activists glue themselves to road near Port of Dover

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Composition of Extinction Rebellion protests in Dover

Caption: Extinction Rebellion protesters occupy one side of a dual carriageway at the Port of Dover
(Picture: PA/SplashNews)

Climate protesters brought traffic to a standstill near the Port of Dover during a four hour blockade today.

Extinction Rebellion activists super glued their hands and feet to one side of the A20 dual carriageway and made efforts to block the other, causing long tailbacks of holidaymakers and lorries.

Protesters taking a stand against inaction on climate change hung giant banners showing groups XR emblem from Dover Castle and the towns famous white cliffs.

Campaigners were told they could hold their demonstration within a cordoned area but some were understood to have breached this, despite a heavy police presence.

They targeted eastbound lanes and 10 people were reportedly arrested.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters occupy one side of a dual carriageway at the Port of Dover. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 21, 2019. Two lanes at the busy Kent port have been fenced off and taken over by the environmental activists amid a heavy police presence. See PA story PROTEST Dover. Photo credit should read: Michael Drummond/PA Wire

Marchers also walked through the town (Picture: PA)

Front of the queue of traffic was Jade Evans who was quick to air her displeasure at being stuck.

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She tweeted: Carnage in Dover! These t**** have superglued themselves to the A20. The amount of police cars they have here to remove them is causing more pollution than you know #ExtinctionRebellion.

These t**** think they can stop pollution at Dover Ferry port. Theyve glued their hands and feet to the A20.

Groups began to assemble near the ferry port at 11am with flags and signs reading Rebel for life and Climate breakdown kills soon appearing on seafront.

Extinction Rebellion protesters on the A20 near Dover. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 21, 2019. Two lanes at the busy Kent port have been fenced off and taken over by the environmental activists amid a heavy police presence. See PA story PROTEST Dover. Photo credit should read: Jade Evans/PA Wire

Stuck: Protesters hold up traffic (Picture Jade Evans/PA)

Chris Atkins from Extinction Rebellion Dover said: As climate change develops, millions of ordinary Britons will face the real and growing threat of food shortages, hunger and starvation.

Extreme storms and floods are already causing major crop failures across the world, with high temperatures also hitting livestock agriculture.

This crisis may seem far away now but given the dependency of the UK on food imports we are extremely vulnerable.

The Government must tell the truth and act now.

Extinction Rebellion protesters occupy one side of a dual carriageway at the Port of Dover. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 21, 2019. Two lanes at the busy Kent port have been fenced off and taken over by the environmental activists amid a heavy police presence. See PA story PROTEST Dover. Photo credit should read: Michael Drummond/PA Wire

Two lanes at the busy Kent port were fenced off and taken over by the environmental activists (Picture PA)

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