• Short Summary

    HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVERS IN FRANCE SUCCEEDED IN FORCING THE GOVERNMENT TO LIFT ITS BAN ON THEIR VEHICLES TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH A MASS PROTEST WHICH CAUSED TRAFFIC CHAOS ON ROADS LEADING INTO PARIS.

  • Description

    HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVERS IN FRANCE SUCCEEDED IN FORCING THE GOVERNMENT TO LIFT ITS BAN ON THEIR VEHICLES TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH A MASS PROTEST WHICH CAUSED TRAFFIC CHAOS ON ROADS LEADING INTO PARIS. THE DRIVERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO KEEP HEAVY VEHICLES OFF THE ROADS DURING THE COMING WEEKEND AND THE EASTER HOLIDAYS.

    MORE THAN 600 DRIVERS WITH THEIR VEHICLES TOOK PART IN THE PROTEST. THEY DREW UP ACROSS THE ROADWAY OR CRAWLED IN CONVOY A SNAIL'S PACE. SOUTHERN, NORTHERN AND WESTERN APPROACHES TO PARIS WERE JAMMED AND THERE WAS NOTHING POLICE COULD DO TO SORT OUT THE MESS.

    THE GOVERNMENT, WHICH THIS WEEK INTRODUCED A MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT ON HIGHWAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME, DECIDED TO BAN THE HEADY VEHICLES FROM THE ROADS THIS WEEKEND AND OVER EASTER. THE PROTEST TODAY SUCCEEDED IN HAVING THE BAN LIFTED FOR TOMORROW AND REDUCED TO SEVEN MAJOR ROADS FOR SUNDAY. IT WILL STILL APPLY EASTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QGKBVJHINV0ZZE3CCXOCVH0U
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QGKBVJHINV0ZZE3CCXOCVH0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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