Large Crowd Gathers To Protest Fuel Price Increases In Tahiti

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Second rally in six days draws hundreds to assembly building

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 26, 2012) – An estimated 1,500 people have gathered outside the French Polynesian assembly in the latest rally against the latest fuel price hike.

The protest was called by the group, Te Tau no te Hono, which has been campaigning for lower prices for weeks.

The rally is the second in six days and comes after the government’s repeated refusal to accede to the demands.

At the beginning of the week, the group cut some thoroughfares for three days and caused massive disruptions, but after announcing more blockades, the group lifted all the traffic restrictions.

This coincided with summons for the people whose trucks were used to block main roads.

No charges have been laid over the action.

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