French fishermen block boat at St Malo as they launch Brexit protests

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ST MALO, France (Reuters) – French fishermen blocked off the ‘Normandy Trader’ boat the country’s port of St Malo on Friday, said a Reuters correspondent on the scene, as they started a day of protests to mark their anger over the issue of post-Brexit fishing licences. The fishermen lit red flares as they started their protest in St Malo, which will be followed later on Friday by a planned blockade by other French fishermen of the Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais, in protest at Britain’s failure to issue them with more fishing licences since Brexit. The dispute broke out after Britain lef…

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