Drivers in Poland protest rising gas prices

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Hundreds of drivers in Poland concerned over rising gas prices waged a protest across the country, driving at a snail's pace and blocking key routes in a show of frustration.

News station TVN24 reported the protests took place in dozens of cities Saturday.

Drivers slowed down to about 30 to 40 kph (20 to 25 mph), the minimum legal speed, on certain highways as a way to pressure the government to do something about rising gas costs.

Gasoline costs about (euro) 1.30 per liter in Poland now, which is among one of the lower rates in Europe. However, prices have been on the rise lately due to a rise in oil prices on the international market and because of new taxes, leaving drivers feeling squeezed.

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