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Pro-Brexit protests on the M5 and Cornwall's A30

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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:35pm 22nd March 2019. (Updated at 7:12pm 22nd March 2019)

A protest over Brexit is set to be held on the A30 in Cornwall.

People are reportedly planning to use their cars to create a 'rolling road block' in the Duchy.

The 'Go Slow' protest is expected to start at Plusha at 3.30pm on Friday, then head west to Truro.

'Brexit Direct Action', is calling for the Prime Minister to 'get on with it', so we leave on the 29th March.

The EU has agreed to delay that until May 22nd, IF Theresa May can get her Brexit deal through Parliament.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are monitoring the situation, before deciding on any action.

Leanne works in Cornwall and shared an email from her employer on social media:

"The Brexit Protest and Direct Action Group UK is threatening to block motorways and other major routes as part of two or three days of action, starting from tomorrow afternoon, if the government delays Brexit.

"The group has said it will use HGVs and other large vehicles to slow down drivers and block roads.

"We have been made aware that some of their action will be focused on the A30 between Bodmin and Truro from 3.30pm tomorrow (Friday 22 March).

"The A30 may be slower and more congested as a result, and there might be disruption on roads nearby as drivers seek alternative routes to the main arterial road.

"We would advise checking the local media for updates if you are driving in or close to where the action is planned, and you may also want to try to avoid the area."

A separate protest has reportedly been confirmed to take place on the M5 on Friday evening.

It is understood the blockade will leave Exeter Services at 5.30pm and travel at 40mph on the motorway, before turning at Junction 27 and heading back.

"Please note that 4 Hire will endeavour to avoid such action and the disruption it will cause but we take no responsibility for any delays and missed connections.

"Please Ammend your travel times if you think you will be affected and check your travel insurance to see what you are covered for as these demonstrations are being organised on major routes across the country in the coming days/weeks.

"Regardless of brexit views, what a ridiculous scenario, disrupt general public trying to get on with life. I really hope people's holidays, that they work all year for, don't get ruined."

4 Hire Taxis, Tavistock

“We are aware of this matter currently being discussed on social media, and will continue to monitor before deciding what, if any action will need to be taken.

“Devon & Cornwall Police have been liaising with Highways England who are responsible for keeping our road network moving, and other relevant partners.

“We will deal with any unlawful obstruction or other motoring offences if they become apparent."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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