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Police say the Second Severn Crossing has reopened westbound following a blockade by Kurdish protesters.
The protest caused the Severn Bridge to shut after demonstrators stopped their cars in the middle of the motorway.
Around 15 people stopped traffic and held up a Kurdish flag half way across the motorway bridge between England and Wales.
Eyewitnesses say the group were yelling anti-Turkish slogans. The demonstration started at 1.30pm and lasted for an hour.
Watch this eye-witness video taken from a vehicle passing the protest.
A police spokeswoman has said motorists were not impressed by the demonstration holding up traffic.
Police have yet to confirm if there have been any arrests and the roads are now clear.
Eyewitnesses say protesters blocking the Second Severn Crossing westbound were holding up a Kurdish flag. They say about 15 people were taking part in the demonstration which is being dealt with by Gwent Police. In October 2014 Kurds from Wales staged a similar protest over the so-called Islamic State.
The M4 Second Severn Crossing Westbound is blocked due to a demonstration half way across the bridge. Traffic is stationary between J22 M49 and J23 M48.