FUEL protesters are rallying drivers to take to the streets of Ellesmere Port in a stand against petrol price hikes.
Stanlow Fuel Protest Group has set up a Facebook page to drum up support for a demonstration at the end of March.
Group leader Kevin Bowker is calling on drivers to join in a six-mile ‘go slow’ from Chester services lorry park on the M56, through the town to Stanlow oil refinery.
Kevin, from Chester, said: “We are just trying to raise awareness at this stage.
“All we ask is that drivers come along and join us. It’s literally going to be six miles, so it’s not going to cost them much.
“We do apologise if we cause any disruption, but it’s got to be done. We just need people to show some backbone.”
Kevin is also urging residents to line the streets in support of demonstrators.
“We get a lot of support off the people of Ellesmere Port,” he said.
“What people don’t realise is that the price of their food is going up because petrol is going up – and their food’s coming out of a lorry.”
The plans come a day after official figures revealed Britons pay more tax on fuel than any other European country – making the UK the most expensive place in the EU to fill up on diesel.
National Fuel Protest Group chairman Ian Charlesworth also lent his support to the action.
He said: “Fuel has gone up to £1.50 for diesel locally today. The general public have had enough.
“We have lots of events planned and in the very near future, at a time of our choosing, the country will be brought to a standstill.”
The ‘go slow’ protest will last from 7pm to 8pm on Saturday, March 31.