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Fuel protest

PUBLISHED: 15:21 09 May 2008 | UPDATED: 11:03 03 July 2010

MOTORISTS could face heavy disruption on Monday morning as lorries take part in a go-slow on the A47 to protest against rising fuel costs.

Police said motorists should expect delays on the A47 Southern Bypass and if at all possible find alternative routes.

MOTORISTS could face heavy disruption on Monday morning as lorries take part in a go-slow on the A47 to protest against rising fuel costs.

Police said motorists should expect delays on the A47 Southern Bypass and if at all possible find alternative routes.

Fuel costs, which have steepled to almost £1.11 a litre for unleaded petrol and £1.21 for diesel, have provoked growing disquiet in recent months among hauliers.

Gary Cooper, who is organising the go-slow, said the prices were “crippling” everyone, from hauliers to people with small cars.

He said: “It has risen by 30pc since Christmas. Fuel companies making £7bn in three month left a bad taste in the mouth. People are really, really hurting.

“I will be disappointed if we do not see over 500 trucks on the A47. The prices are crippling people. It's like a cancer and it is destroying us.”


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