Fuel protests: Drivers show their opposition to continued high prices at the pumps - The Evesham Observer

Fuel protests: Drivers show their opposition to continued high prices at the pumps

Evesham Editorial 4th Jul, 2022   0

PROTESTERS have begun to target motorways in Wales, Essex and Devon to voice their anger over continued high fuel prices.

‘Serious disruption’ could be expected throughout the day as drivers call for a cut to fuel duty.

The action is mainly targeting three-lane motorways and is seeing convoys of vehicles driving slowly in two lanes – leaving the “fast” outside lane free.

The protests began in England and Wales shortly after 7am.

Rolling roadblocks have brought parts of the M4 to a standstill with convoys travelling towards the Prince of Wales Bridge, which crosses the River Severn between England and Wales, from both directions.

Avon and Somerset Police said two slow-moving roadblocks in its area had potential to cause disruption – one on the M4 westbound, travelling from junction 17 towards Wales, and another on the M5 northbound, due to travel from junction 24 towards Almondsbury Interchange later.

Meanwhile, Devon and Cornwall Police also said it was aware of a go-slow protest heading northbound from Exeter services of the M5.

Later the force said a second protest had begun on the A38 heading north from Ivybridge.


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