Newhaven, Sussex, UK. 26 Aug, 2013. Local residents from Newhaven angry at the closure of the access to the West Beach get past the barriers to enjoy the early evening sunshine on the sand on Bank Holiday Monday
The event was the latest in a string of protest action against the fencing-off of the sandy stretch by its French owners.
The British-based but French-owned Newhaven Port and Properties fenced off the beach in 2008, citing safety fears. Local residents want to register the land as a village green so it can be used again.
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