30 Jul 2012

Fuel protesters await response from Tahiti government

1:28 pm on 30 July 2012

The French Polynesian group seeking lower fuel prices says it is awaiting a response to a letter sent to the President, Oscar Temaru.

This comes after the group, Te Tau no te Hono, last week mobilised an estimated 2,000 people for a march in Papeete as part of its campaign to have the latest fuel price hike rescinded.

Its leader has told the Nouvelles de Tahiti newspaper that fresh rallies are planned for August the 11th and will be extended across the territory.

He says while waiting for an answer, the group will organise a drive around the island of Tahiti this Saturday.

Last week, the group blocked some Papeete roads for three days, causing massive traffic jams.