Fuel protests: lorry drivers plan to bring London to standstill
Another fuel protest is being planned for London today, and organisers are saying it will be the biggest one yet.
Lorry drivers could bring London to a standstill today in what hauliers claim will be the biggest protest against fuel prices.
Up to 1,000 drivers from across the country are expected to descend on the capital in a last-ditch attempt to convey their desperation over rising petrol and diesel costs and fuel duty.
Backed for the first time by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the lobby group TransAction 2007 and the Transport Association, the drivers plan to line their lorries along a closed-section of the A40 Westway.
Under police control, a series of convoys, each of 10 to 30 lorries will then move into central London while a delegation of hauliers marches to Parliament.