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Police announce more arrests after protests by far-right East Kent Alliance and rival group Kent Anti Racism Network


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Police have today confirmed a total of 16 people were arrested during a planned march involving rival groups in Dover on Saturday.

The figure includes three who were wanted for offences at January's protest and one who was arrested on suspicion of the possession of offensive weapons.

None of them are from Dover, Deal or the surrounding areas.

Police boxed the anti-fascist demonstrators in during the early April demonstration
Police boxed the anti-fascist demonstrators in during the early April demonstration

Four people were arrested on suspicion of protesting in "a non-designated space" which was in breach of a condition imposed on the march under S14 of the Public Order Act.

They were a 44-year-old woman from Chippenham in Wiltshire, a 38-year-old man from Northampton, a 43-year-old man from Lewes in East Sussex, and a 31-year-old man from Poplar in London.

Five were arrested in Townwall Street for allegedly blocking a road to prevent a march.

They were a 24-year-old man from Portsmouth, a 28-year-old man from Oxford, a 31-year-old man from Willesden in London, a 17-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man from Brighton.

All the suspects were questioned and released on bail until a later date, while investigations continue.

The far right protestors escorted by the police earlier this month
The far right protestors escorted by the police earlier this month

Three men were also arrested on Saturday morning in connection with incidents that allegedly took place at the previous protest in Dover on 30 January.

A 33 year-old man from Gravesend, arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, was released until May 24.

A 51 year-old man from Sheffield, arrested on suspicion of affray, was released on bail until May 5.

A 24-year-old man from Sheffield, arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, was released on bail until April 8.

More than 600 police officers attended the protests
More than 600 police officers attended the protests

An 18-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. He has been released on bail until Thursday, May 5.

A 26-year-old man from St Leonards on Sea, in East Sussex, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. He allegedly failed to move when asked to do so. He has been bailed until Monday, May 23.

A 22-year-old man from Ifield in West Sussex was arrested on suspicion of theft. He has been bailed until Friday, May 20.

A 59-year-old man from Ealing in London was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. He has been bailed until Friday, May 20.

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