A violent demonstrator who used a makeshift baton to fight people during last year’s Dover protests has been jailed.
Michael Green, 43, formerly of Corbett Street in Treorchy, South Wales, travelled to the town to take part in a pre-planned political demonstration on January 30 as hundreds of people representing the far-right and anti-fascist movement squared off.
Trouble broke out between the two sets of protestors with opposing views, which led to violent clashes and fighting in the streets.
Green was filmed throwing objects in Effingham Street and was also caught swinging an improvised wooden baton at people.
Kent Police detectives reviewed hundreds of hours of footage captured on the day and shared images of those involved with other forces across the UK.
The 43-year-old was identified and arrested at his home address in Wales on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Green later pleaded guilty to violent disorder and was sentenced to nine-and-a-half months in prison at Canterbury Crown Court last Wednesday (April 19).
Detective Inspector Bill Thornton of Kent Police said: “This is yet another positive result for the people of Dover who were shocked and appalled by the actions of people like Michael Green.
“He was a guest to the town but acted in such a manner that residents would probably prefer it if he did not come back. He demonstrated his inability to control his temper and must now serve several months behind bars as a result.”