Home   Dover   News   Article

Man, 91, charged following Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest at Dover Eastern Docks

A 91-year-old man was among those arrested and charged during the Extinction Rebellion climate emergency protest at Dover Docks.

Ten arrests were made during the demonstration, which took place on a London-bound stretch of Townwall Street between 11am and 3pm on Saturday.

John Lynes, 91 was among the Extinction Rebellion protestors
John Lynes, 91 was among the Extinction Rebellion protestors

John Lynes, of Magdalen Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, was the oldest and was pictured by our photographer before his arrest sitting down and sipping tea with a sign saying 'Sorry, No Food'.

The pre-planned day of disruption was to shame the government into acting on climate change.

Chris Atkins, of XR Dover, added: "The government must tell the truth and act now."

A statement from police said: "Police worked closely with partners to keep delays to a minimum, with traffic flowing in and out of Dover throughout the day."

Eight of those arrested have been charged with failing to comply with a condition imposed by a senior police officer, in accordance with Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986.

John Lynes will appear in court next month
John Lynes will appear in court next month
The protestors
The protestors

In addition to Lynes they are:

Jessica Luby, 38, of Lower Park Road, Hastings

Ronald West, 67, of South Way, Lewes

Tobias Jackson, 48, Victoria Avenue, Hastings

Luke Mallett, 22, of Sturry Road, Canterbury

Bethany Nelson, 24, of Lancaster Road, St Albans

Ursula Pethick, 83, of Langham Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

John Halladay, 61, of St Augustines Road, Canterbury, was charged with being an organiser of a public assembly and failing to comply with a condition imposed.

They are all bailed to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on October 23.

Two men aged 65 and 67 were also cautioned for public order offences.

Read more: All the latest news from Kent

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More