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Protests as live exports resume

Animal rights campaigners are gathering in Ramsgate in preparation for the first shipment of sheep since a ban on live animal exports was overturned.

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Protests at Ramsgate

Protesters hurled abuse at drivers and jostled with police as live animal exports resumed at a Kent port this morning. Seven trucks carrying sheep en route to the Continent passed through Ramsgate after a group of Dutch exporters won a court order overturning a ban on shipments.

About 100 animal rights campaigners gathered at the gates, at one point surrounding one of the lorry cabs as it tried to leave.

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