• Short Summary

    SCORES OF ANGRY LORRY DRIVERS JAMMED MAIN ROADS OUT OF PARIS YESTERDAY (OCTOBER 6) IN A PROTEST DEMONSTRATION AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PROPOSED "AXLE TAX" ON HEAVY LORRIES.

  • Description

    SCORES OF ANGRY LORRY DRIVERS JAMMED MAIN ROADS OUT OF PARIS YESTERDAY (OCTOBER 6) IN A PROTEST DEMONSTRATION AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PROPOSED "AXLE TAX" ON HEAVY LORRIES.

    THE DRIVERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PLAN TO PUT HIGHER TAX ON LORRIES, AIMED AT OFFSETTING THE COST OF REPAIRING ROAD DAMAGE SAID TO BE CAUSED BY HEAVY TRANSPORT TRUCKS. THE PROPOSAL HAS YET TO GO BEFORE PARLIAMENT BUT IT WOULD BE PARTLY FIXED BY THE NUMBER OF WHEEL AXLES ON EACH VEHICLE.

    POLICE MANAGED TO KEEP THE TRAFFIC MOVING FAIRLY EASILY UNTIL THE EVENING RUSH-HOUR WHEN THE TRUCK DRIVERS ADDED TO THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONFUSION OF HOME-GOING BUSES AND CARS AND HEAVY TRAFFIC OUTSIDE THE ANNUAL MOTOR SHOW WHICH OPENED YESTERDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FKQ72W1NXEVNGGH27YGGQFV5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FKQ72W1NXEVNGGH27YGGQFV5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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