UK Fuel Protesters in New Drive Against Blair

Environmentalists vow to picket fuel protesters.

Published: 10-Nov-2000

NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) - British fuel protesters vowed to press ahead with a go-slow convoy on Friday on some of Britain's busiest roads, despite a police warning that they faced prosecution.

As their planned 0900 GMT departure came and passed, just 20 lorries and a dozen tractors had gathered at the Birtley transport stop on the A1 outside Newcastle in northern England along with a handful of police and some Greenpeace protesters.

However while protesters were still congregating, it was not clear how many vehicles planned to join the convoy -- a far cry from the hundreds of vehicles the protest leaders had forecast.



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