The blockade came as Extinction Rebellion called for a global mobilisation beginning on October 7 [Ylenia Gostoli/Al Jazeera]

Dover, England – Traffic at the cross-channel Port of Dover has been disrupted as activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement, known for its civil disobedience stunts, blocked two roads leading in and out of the port, one of the busiest in Europe.

Dozens of police officers and more than 20 police vehicles were deployed on Saturday to the area of the protest, which was called: “No Food on a Dying Planet.”

It aimed to draw attention to the United Kingdom‘s dependency on food imports, and to the risks climate change poses to food security.

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At least four activists were arrested while attempting to shut down

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