Watch the video. Truck drivers turn on the police
Pictures from Sky News show how a group of men ran over some customers. The police tried to stop the group, which led to a tug of war between the officers and the men. Screaming, whistling and roaring can be heard.
Kent Police said, “One person has been arrested and we are continuing to work with partner agencies to ensure that everyone is up to date with the latest procedures and requirements.”
Several thousand trucks are stranded around the British port. France closed the borders earlier this week for fear of the spread of a new mutated type of coronavirus, which had been identified in Great Britain. Truck drivers, most of them European, were stuck in the southern port for several days. So not many of them will be able to celebrate Christmas at home.
“They don’t feed us, they don’t drink, there are no sanitation facilities, they don’t give us anything,” a Spanish truck driver told Reuters. “The situation is actually inhumane, so we demand a solution.”
“You’re not going to treat a dog this way and leave the drivers to their devices like this,” says Phil Holton, chief operating officer at DWP and Sons, says it is fake. On Watchman. Its drivers have been queued around Dover from day one. “They have nothing. It’s embarrassing.” Many of the trapped drivers now have to drill holes to use as makeshift toilets, he says. “They should have put in a toilet every 500 meters, because there is nothing at the moment.”
As of today, cargo traffic is possible again, but drivers are only allowed to cross the border with a negative aura test. The British government is building an infrastructure to put all drivers to a rapid test. According to the UK housing secretary, it could take days before the lingering truck problems in southern England are resolved.