Anger in Dover as stranded truckers demand to leave UK

Angry truck drivers briefly scuffled with police in the streets of Dover on Wednesday (December 23) as a partial blockade by France designed to stop the spread of a new highly infectious coronavirus variant left thousands stranded before Christmas.

Paris and London agreed late on Tuesday (December 22) that drivers carrying a negative COVID-19 test result could board ferries for Calais after much of the world shut its borders to Britain to contain the new mutated variant.