6 Aug 2012

Tahiti drive in latest bid to force fuel price hike reversal

11:23 am on 6 August 2012

The French Polynesian group seeking lower fuel prices has organised a car convoy to drive around the island of Tahiti.

According to local radio, more than 200 vehicles joined the action which was meant to generate more support for a further rally this weekend.

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mobilised an estimated 2,000 people for a march in Papeete as part of its campaign to have the latest fuel price hike rescinded.

The rally came after the group, using trucks and heavy machinery, blocked some Papeete roads for three days, causing massive traffic jams.

There has been no indication that the government of Oscar Temaru will authorise a fuel price drop.