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More than 150 lorries hold cross-border protest in Ireland

Christian Fernsby |

KEY POINTS
  • A convoy of trucks made their way from Donegal and crossed the border into Co Derry
  • Truck drivers said they want to show how the free movement of freight is vital to businesses and trade
  • There are about 13,800 border crossings every day between Ireland and the North

More than 150 lorry drivers have staged a protest on the Irish border in a bid to highlight the importance of free-flowing movement.

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Topics: IRELAND    PROTEST   

A convoy of trucks made their way from Donegal and crossed the border into Co Derry.

Truck drivers taking part said they want to show how the free movement of freight is vital to businesses and trade.

The protest was brought to a standstill at the main border route, as hundreds of drivers and their supporters turned out to “show the world” what custom checks and infrastructure would look like.

There are about 13,800 border crossings every day between Ireland and the North.

George Mills, from the Irish Road Haulage Association, said: “We don’t have to fill out any documentation or electronics or otherwise to cross this border, which we need to do every day of the week because of where we live.

“We can’t go anywhere without crossing the border, even to do our business with Dublin.

“After Brexit we will be crossing an EU/non-EU frontier and that’s going to create so many problems."


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