ESSEX Police have arrested a total of 83 people following protests in the Thurrock district.
63 people were arrested yesterday, Friday 1 April, following protests in Oliver Road, Grays, in London Road, Purfleet, and in Askew Farm Lane, Grays.
A further 20 people have been arrested today, Saturday 2 April, in Oliver Road, Grays, and Stoneness Road, Grays.
They were arrested on suspicion of a variety of offences.
We are continuing to engage with protestors in Oliver Road, Grays, Stoneness Road, Grays, and London Road, Grays.
Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan said: “Our officers are continuing to work in exceptionally challenging circumstances with a view to bringing these protests to a safe and swift conclusion.
“I would like to thank businesses, local drivers and workers for their continued patience whilst we carry out our work.”