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Support grows for A55 go-slow fuel protesters

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 12:17 UK time, Thursday, 5 June 2008

The campaign group Fuel Protest 2008 North West UK and Wales is now up to 500+ members on the social networking site, Facebook, which suggests an endorsement of their plans to bring traffic to a halt on the A55 next month.

The Evening Leader explains more about the group - which intends to drive to the Welsh Assembly offices in Colwyn Bay on July 4. Meanwhile, http://rhuthun.blogspot.com is keeping a running total on fuel prices at the pumps at Ruthin, Denbigh, Rhyl, Mold, and Wrexham.

Whether the protest will help their campaign remains to be seen - not least because we're used to slow traffic on the road any way [roadworks planned] - but judging by the comments on Facebook there is support:

"If we stand together then something will have to be done."
- Daniel Rowlands [Wales]

Good luck with it, i think you have virtually everyones support!
- Chris Cottrill [West Midlands]

However, Carl Sargeant, Alyn and Deeside AM, points out in the Leader that a march on the Assembly might not help: "...the Welsh Assembly has no tax-raising powers. This is a global issue caused by the rising price of oil..."

Tag: Fuel

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