Huge queues have built up at toll booths in the Valencian Community and Catalunya today after hundreds of drivers refused to pay tolls on the AP7 motorway, in response to the 'No Vull Pagar' (I don't want to pay) protest movement.
Workers at the toll booths said that all morning they have been faced with drivers refusing to pay, many of them in cars decorated with flags and banners complaining about the cost of the tolls, and shouting that "the motorways were paid for by the users years ago".
Employees at the toll booths wrote down the number plates and DNI numbers of all those drivers who refused to pay, advising them that they could be fined for their action.
In the end, there was a lot less disruption than had been anticipated, with queues only building up around the peak protest time of between 12 and 1pm.
The protest was mainly concentrated around Catalunya's various exit points (Vilassar (c-32), Martorell (AP-7), Mollet (C-33), Manresa (C-16), Girona sur, Figueres sur, Túnels del Garraf, Amposta-Deltebre, Ulldecona-Vinarós, Terrassa-Les Fonts y Reus), with additional protests being seen at Algemesí, Sagunto and Castellón in the Valencian Community.
According to the protest movement 'Prou Peatges', 1,500 people have refused to pay at the toll booths over the past three weeks.