A fascist demo was called to ‘Support the Calais to Dover Truckers’ on the UK side of the border in Dover, about 30 people turned up, including members from the revived UK National Front and South East Alliance, with racist and xenophobic slogans and banners.
According to their facebook page the reasons for the demonstration were given as:
“To stop a driver being injured or worse.
To stop Isis terrorists from re entering this country.
To stop Ebola being transported into this country.
To stop unchecked criminals from entering this country.
To stop rapists and child molester’s into this country.
To stop drivers being fined for clandestines being on their trucks.
To show the government your not happy about uncontrolled immigration.
To show the government your not happy being in the European union and it ruling our country with tin pot human rights laws.
Enjoy your day and get ready to fight for your country.
Support our truckers
Secure our border.”
Not all truckers can be grouped together with these fascists, it seems most truckers refused to come or did not join the demo.
Government pressures also add to the aggravation of truckers against immigration. The UK government fines truckers and companies £2,000 per migrant discovered in a shipment to ‘deter smugglers’. This also has the affect of fuelling resentment, turning truckers against people who are clearly in a more difficult situation than themselves.