Few Drivers Stop to Protest Against High Fuel Prices

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ZAGREB, June 16, 2018 – Some drivers across Croatia on Friday afternoon stopped traffic in protest against high fuel prices, thus joining in a campaign to stop fuel price growth and warn about high fuel excise taxes.

The organisers of the campaign called on drivers to stop traffic for ten minutes at 5 pm, and their appeal met with a positive response from some drivers in Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Slunj, Požega and Šibenik.

Zagreb police confirmed that several drivers stopped traffic in downtown Zagreb, as well as on the Remetinec roundabout at the southern exit from the city, in Slavonska Avenue as well as in Croatian Fraternal Union Street.

After ten minutes, normal traffic resumed.

According to police sources, the protest in Zagreb did not have a significant impact on traffic congestion as it is usual at that time of the day.

The initiative “Stop Fuel Price Growth” believes that petrol should not cost more than 9 kuna (1.22 euro) per litre.

The organisers of the campaign have said that, if their protest does not yield any results, they will stage a major traffic stoppage until excise taxes on fuel are lowered and the price of petrol falls below 9 kuna.

Similar protests have been held recently in neighbouring countries as well.


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