Pro-Brexit protester brings Eurostar trains to a standstill at London St Pancras with 12-hour roof demonstration as he waves a St George’s flagThousands of Eurostar passengers endured misery yesterday after the incident Came as police chiefs are said to be increasingly ‘uneasy’ about Brexit protests
The incident came as police chiefs are said to be increasingly ‘uneasy’ about the potential for protests and demonstrations over the Brexit deadlock.
The demonstration on the viaduct, used by Eurostar trains, began shortly before 7pm on Friday and forced power to the overhead lines to be switched off, leaving trains unable to enter or depart from the station.
It led to thousands of passengers being stranded at the station, after 13 services were cancelled
Kristen Nabers, 41, and Payson Schwin, 38, from Georgia, USA, were due to visit the French capital for a five-day trip with their two children.
Ms Nabers said: ‘We’re not opposed to people’s right to protest, but when I’ve protested, I’ve made sure not to disrupt anyone.’
Eurostar services resumed at 11am yesterday but delays to London-bound trains continued throughout the day. A 44-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning for trespass and obstruction of the railway.
Chris Hobbs, a retired Metropolitan Police special branch officer, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘It’s likely that we will see more, probably fairly isolated, outbreaks of civil disobedience. Police generally feel uneasy over the whole Brexit issue.’
Earlier this month, lorry drivers caused a five-mile tailback on the A30 in Cornwall after driving in a so-called ‘Brexit blockade’.
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