Pumps are dry at a petrol station on garage on Garstang Road, Preston
Pumps are dry at a petrol station on garage on Garstang Road, Preston

Twenty years since the fuel protests in pictures

Twenty years ago this week the nation was at the centre of a crisis as protests over fuel prices threatened to grind the country to a halt

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 4:46 pm

In September 2000 a wave of protests of fuel process spread across the nation with blockades at oil terminals, lorries orchestrating go slows to disrupt major roads and panic buying at petrol stations leaving fuel shortages across Lancashire and throughout the country.

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