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Old 05-30-2008, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Protests in Europe to high fuel prices

Do you think Americans will protest like this? If so, how much longer until it happens? Also, I don't really see how protesting in this manner could help the situation any. Protesting by biking, walking, carpooling to work for "x" amount of time would be a better protest.

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Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike.

UK and Dutch lorry drivers held similar protests earlier this week.

The strike reflects anger at the rising cost of fuel, with oil prices above $130 (83.40 euros; 65.80) a barrel.

Trade unions say the cost of diesel has become prohibitively high, after rising 300% over the past five years.

Wholesale fish prices, meanwhile, have been static for 20 years.

The unions also say they could blockade ports, a day after French police forcibly removed fishermen blocking oil depots.

"We must mobilise like the French and if we have to block ports, we'll block them," Xavier Aboy, a union leader in Galicia, told AFP.
Side note, they spelled mobilize wrong, unless that is the British way to spell it. :-P

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7426971.stm

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