27 Jul 2012

Another rally planned against French Polynesia fuel price hike

6:14 am on 27 July 2012

The French Polynesia group campaigning for the latest fuel price hike to be rescinded has called for a rally outside the territorial assembly today - the second in six days.

The group, Te Tau no te Hono, mobilised several hundred people last weekend amid threats to bring Papeete to a halt.

For three days, the group cut some thoroughfares and caused massive disruptions, but after announcing more blockades, the group yesterday 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.

The group has met the government over its concerns but failed to get a price drop.