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Truck drivers slow traffic in Hong Kong over rising fuel prices

Truck drivers slow traffic in Hong Kong over rising fuel prices

Hundreds of truck drivers demonstrated against soaring fuel prices in Hong Kong on Tuesday, marching to government headquarters and driving slowly across the territory to disrupt traffic.
About 300 truck drivers protested outside a downtown government building, according to government-run broadcaster RTHK.
It was unclear how many slowed their vehicles but five drivers abandoned their trucks in the afternoon, blocking a road in the financial district during rush hour, said chief transport officer Lee Man-hon.
That caused a traffic jam extending to several districts, but it was cleared within an hour, he said.
The protest was aimed at pressuring the government to slash fuel taxes amid rising gasoline costs.
"The retail price of diesel continues to soar, the government should come up with some measures to relieve our burden," Stanley Chaing said.
Light, sweet crude for July delivery was down 31 cents at US$134.04 a barrel late Tuesday afternoon in Singapore.


Updated : 2021-02-26 13:01 GMT+08:00