In an effort to draw attention to the high cost of fuel, protesters have started to target motorways in Devon, Essex, and Wales.

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Convoys travelling in both directions towards the Prince of Wales Bridge, which spans the River Severn between England and Wales, have caused rolling roadblocks to shut down portions of the M4.

Tom Harding, the superintendent of the Gwent Police, reported "severe delays" across the department.

West Yorkshire police said that officers had used a "single tyre deflation device" in the early phases of the protest.

The average cost of a litre of gasoline at UK forecourts touched 191.4p on Thursday, according to data from data firm Experian.

Although the government acknowledges that people are facing growing costs and have a right to demonstrate, it has advised that "people's day-to-day lives should not be affected" 

Tariq Akram, a truck driver from Scunthorpe who participated in the protest, told the BBC that his business had increased its fuel expenditure by £4,000 over the previous four months

Tariq Akram, a truck driver from Scunthorpe who participated in the protest, told the BBC that

his business had increased its fuel expenditure by £4,000 over the previous four months as a result of price increases.