France, truck drivers block access to 15 highways

On Saturday, truck drivers blocked access to 15 motorways in France, they took such a step in protest because of a possible increase in the tax on diesel fuel. It is reported by Parisien publication.

It is known that the provision on increasing the tax by 2 cents has been introduced into the draft budget for 2020.

The roads began to be blocked from 7 am local time (9:00 Moscow time).

“In particular, serious traffic violations are noted on the A7 motorway in the Rhone-Alps region and on the A75 highway in Occitania. Drivers block lanes on the roads or create traffic jams when driving at low speed”, – the article says.

In total, truck driver protests touched 11 regions of the country.

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