Drivers asked to join fuel protest 'park-in'
Fuel protesters around the country are urging motorists to join a
national demonstration against a rise in the price of petrol.
Chancellor Gordon Brown is expected to announce the increase of 1.28p per litre on Wednesday.
Every motorist in the UK is being asked to stop their vehicles for
one minute at 8.30am tomorrow in the midst of the rush hour.
Hauliers, motorists and taxi drivers are just some the groups being encouraged to join the 60-second protest, organised by the People's Fuel Lobby (PFL).
After the success of the fuel protests in September 2000, co-
ordinator Andrew Spence said he was confident people would join the
"We are asking the public on Wednesday October 1 that at 8.30am they park up in the road or wherever they are for one minute," the farmer and haulier said.
"In doing this we are sending a clear and direct message to the
Government that we will not tolerate this price increase.
"This is a plea to all motorists, hauliers and taxi drivers - whoever is affected by this excessive fuel tax.
"It is not up to the Government - it is up to the public, it is up
to every motorist in the country."