Major traffic disruptions are expected to take place on Monday, July 4, following police confirmation of intended protests which are expected to take place between the M4 at Magor services extending to the Prince of Wales Bridge.

This will also effect the junction 23A eastbound and the junction 20 of the M5 westbound.

The protest is expected to take place between 7am and 7pm.

Chief Superintendent Tom Harding, who is leading the policing operation, states that Gwent Police, and Avon and Somerset Police, are working jointly with neighbouring police forces and partner agencies to ensure that emergency and critical services will continue.

“We also aim to reduce disruption to both road users and local communities,” he said. “However we are preparing for serious disruptions throughout the day.

“I would encourage drivers to reconsider their journeys, to consider working from home and to avoid the area wherever possible.

“The right to protest under UK law must be balanced with the rights of the wider community who may be affected. We have additional officers and support in place on Monday to ensure the protest is carried out in accordance with the law