Haulier calls off fuel protest planned to coincide with Queen’s visit

The Donegal haulier who has been coordinating a series of protests calling for a reduction in the taxes and duties imposed on diesel has decided to call off a planned protest to coincide with the Queen's visit to Ireland tomorrow. However, a protest during US President Barak Obama's visit in a week's time will go ahead.

John Mc Laughlin says a protest during the Queen's visit would have been been counter productive, as the trucks would not have been allowed into the city, and there could also be security issues.

He is hosting a public meeting in Letterkenny tonight, and a number of other meetings across the country over the coming days to decide what to do next week.

John Mc Laughlin's been outlining why tomorrow's protest was cancelled..........