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Cab drivers create gridlock in Games Lane protest

David Millward,
London Telegraph [1]
July 17, 2012

More than 200 taxi drivers have brought central London to a halt in a protest at the Olympic Games lanes.

Blaring their horns, the cabbies took their case to Parliament Square, creating gridlock in the heart of the capital. with the jam swiftly spreading to Millbank and Whitehall.

London’s iconic black cabs are being excluded from the 30 miles of games lanes, which have been reserved for Olympic competitors, officials and sponsors.

Dubbed “Zil lanes” by critics, they come into force on Wednesday next week. Drivers who transgress face a £130 fine.

Full story here. [1]