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Four people charged after immigration march in Dover, promoted by Pembrokeshire Patriots


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Four men have been charged after being arrested at an immigration march.

All will appear in court later this month after taking park in the demo on Saturday.

The demonstration at Snargate Street Picture: Sam Lennon
The demonstration at Snargate Street Picture: Sam Lennon

They were arrested as they took part in the march on the seafront and Snargate Street in Dover, protesting against illegal immigration.

David Shannon, 30, of Seaview Road, Gillingham, has since been charged with wilfully obstructing a highway.

Jordan Ellis, 28, of Second Avenue in Dursley, Gloucestershire, was charged with wilfully obstructing a highway and resisting a police officer in the execution of their duty.

Steven Tipple, 42, of Boswell Drive, Coventry, was charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence.

George Jenson, 31, of Amherst Drive, Orpington, was charged with assaulting an emergency worker and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

A wall of police push up along York Street during the protest Picture: Sam Lennon
A wall of police push up along York Street during the protest Picture: Sam Lennon
Somebody set off a harmless red smoke canister during the march at Snargate Street, Picture: Sam Lennon
Somebody set off a harmless red smoke canister during the march at Snargate Street, Picture: Sam Lennon

Shannon, Ellis and Tipple have all been bailed to appear at Folkestone Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 30.

Jenson appeared there yesterday (Monday, May 31) and was bailed to attend Margate Magistrates Court on Thursday, June 24.

Police estimated that around 60 took part in the gathering, which had been advertised on the Facebook page Pembrokeshire Patriot.

A spokesman said: "Kent Police officers attended to ensure the protest remained peaceful and any disruption to the community and local businesses was kept to a minimum."

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