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Dover to be hit as fuel protests grow

Contributed by editor on Sep 12, 2005 - 09:15 AM


DOVER TO BE HIT AS FUEL PROTESTS GROW

Campaigners protesting against the Government's tax o­n fuel are to be extended, and the Channel port  of Dover could be hit as early as Wednesday (15 September).

Widespread disruption across the country with demonstrations set to be staged across three days, from Wednesday until Friday could be seen if the dispute is not settled.

Refinery protests and motorway go-slows have been threatened - and campaigners revealed even the major port of Dover could be targeted.

The lobby has been sparked by the price of petrol at the pumps, which has reached £1 a litre after rising more than 20% in recent months and threatens to be forced higher by the disruption caused to the US oil industry by Hurricane Katrina.

Campaigners from the Fuel Lobby have given government ministers until Wednesday to meet them to discuss their grievances or face protests. They want to see an immediate reduction in taxation to bring fuel prices down.

 
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