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Friday, 10 November, 2000, 17:35 GMT
In pictures: Fuel protest convoy sets off
About 70 lorries and tractors gathered on Friday morning in Newcastle to support the People's Fuel Lobby campaign for lower fuel taxes. But later only a couple of dozen vehicles set off on their "go-slow" journey to London.

Fuel protestors
Fuel tax campaigners leave Tyneside for London

Fuel protestors
Protesters display banners at the Birtley truck stop, off the A1 at Gateshead

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A protester prepares his tractor for the long journey south

Andrew Spence
The protests have attracted huge media interest

Fuel protestors
Police have laid down strict guidelines to ensure the protest remains within the law

Fuel protestors
Heading past Morpeth in Northumberland

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