Motorcyclists demonstrate against rising fuel costs

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A mass fuel protest involving hundreds of motorcyclists demonstrating against the record price of petrol took place in Manchester yesterday.

About 400 motorcycles and 25 cars took part in the go-slow "May-Hem" protest, police said. Organisers on biker websites said that, with a general election imminent, it was a chance to show the "political elite" that they wanted fuel duty cut. The AA's monthly fuel price report for April says petrol prices have reached a new high, having broken the previous record of 119.7p a litre set in July 2008.