RNLI lifeboat blocked from going to rescue migrants by angry protesters

RNLI lifeboat crews were blocked by protesters as they prepared to rescue migrants crossing the English Channel.

A witness called radio station LBC saying she was on the beach in Hastings when she saw angry protesters shouting at the lifeboat crew, they stood in a line in front of the rescue boat to prevent its launch.

The angry protesters were heard shouting and demanding the RNLI to not “bring any more migrants to the UK. They shouted, ‘’we’re full up.”

One protester apparently told the lifeboat crew that they had stopped donating to the charity because of their daily migrant rescues in the Channel.

The RNLI said: “We can confirm an incident was reported to the police. The lifeboat was able to launch and the station remains on service.”

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