Published: 16:06, 07 September 2020
| Updated: 16:36, 07 September 2020
Six men have been charged following an afternoon of migration protests in Dover on Saturday.
The day of action saw hundreds descend on the town representing both sides of the inmigration argument.
There was an increased police presence where some roads were closed off to keep both factions apart.
Six people have been charged after 10 arrests arrests were made on the day .
• Joe Wardle, 30, of Wellington Gardens in Dover, has been charged with obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty.
• Ashley Parker, 28, of Glenfield Road in Dover, has been charged with obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty.
• Paul Smith, 37, of Cecilia Close in Greater London, has been charged with possession of class A and B drugs
• Nigel Marcham, 50, of Simonsbath in Milton Keynes, has been charged with a public order offence
• Dave Goldsmith, 51, of Simonsbath in Milton Keynes, has been charged with a public order offence
• Jason Heath, 31, of Salisbury Road in Dover, has been charged with obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty and possession of class B drugs.
All six people have been released on bail and are due to appear in court at a later date.
Other arrests on the day include:
A 47-year-old man from Derbyshire was arrested on suspicion of the possession of an offensive weapon. He has been released on bail until October 4.
Chief Supt Nigel Brookes said: "We made it very clear from the start that Kent Police would have officers in Dover and would not tolerate violence or disorder.
"Whilst the majority of people demonstrated their views peacefully, there was a minority who did not.
""Thankfully our experienced officers intervened quickly when offences were committed, sought to keep the transport routes moving and balance the rights of those taking part in the protests.
"We worked with partner agencies and were supported by a number of other forces, which helped keep the disruption on the day to a minimum. I would like to thank those people living, visiting and working in Dover for their cooperation and patience.
"It is unacceptable for anyone to use events like these as an excuse for criminal behaviour and we will be seeking the full force of the law against those who have committed offences."