Fuel price protesters plan to bring traffic to a standstill around Parliament Square in Westminster tomorrow (12 December).Autocar has learned that the drivers of as many as 20 articulated lorries intend form a slow-moving convoy around the gyratory system outside the Houses of Parliament. They will attempt to gridlock the area, delaying Gordon Brown on his way to Prime Minister’s Questions mid-morning. Protesters believe the late arrival of Brown for PMQ’s will force MPs to focus on rising fuel prices.
Leading the go-slow
Self-styled militant motorist Captain Gatso is leading the protest, and said his group was committed to maximising disruption, and forcing PM Brown to walk to Parliament.He believes the Government’s National Public Order Intelligence Unit is monitoring plans for the protest and intends to prevent any action.The protest will come just three days before farmers and hauliers from Transaction 2007 are due to start a network of fuel protests outside fuel refineries and storage depots countrywide.