2 Dead As Fuel Protests Spread Across Europe

It’s not just an American crisis…
Fuel Protests Spread Across Europe

The body of a truck driver lies on the road after he was killed by a van while he manned a picket line at the entrance to a wholesale market during a strike over high fuel prices in Granada, Spain on June 10. Another lorry driver was killed on the same day in Portugal during a separate incident at a picket line near Lisbon. (AFP/Jose Luis Sanudo)

At least two people were killed during fuel protests that are spreading across Europe
The BBC reported

Two lorry drivers have been killed in fuel protests in Spain and Portugal as the hauliers’ strike continues.

One was killed in the Spanish city of Granada when he was run over by a van trying to drive through a picket line.

The other driver died after reportedly trying to stop a lorry at a barricade near Alcanena, north of the Portuguese capital Lisbon, on Tuesday.

Spaniards are stockpiling fuel and food as hauliers blockade major cities in protest at rising diesel prices.

Regarding the death of the driver in Spain, a Spanish interior ministry spokesman told national radio: “We regret the death of this person and hope it makes everyone realise that no dispute is worth the death of anyone.”

Blood for Oil…

Emergency service workers take away the body of a truck driver who was killed by a van while he manned a picket line at the entrance to a wholesale market during a strike over high fuel prices in Granada, Spain on June 10. (AFP/Jose Luis Sanudo)

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