Greece: Another Highways Toll-Free Sunday , Feb 6 (video)

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Civic Movement “I don’t pay” will lift toll bars on Greek highways, today Sunday, February 6, 2011 from 03:00 to 05:00 pm. Tollbooths will be open all the way from Peloponnese to Northern Greece.

The nationwide civic disobedience movement protests the high prices in toll fees and lift the bars so that motorists drive through without paying.

Transport Minister Dimitris Reppas accused the movement as being “freebies,  antisocial and saboteurs”.

The movement started two years ago and is growing after the hikes at the beginning of 2011. Apart from collective actions stills isolated motorists pass through the toll booths without paying.

Greek Mayor’s Success Story

Last month mayor of Stylida, Apostolos Gletsos, took down the toll barriers and forced the mininstry and the highway construction company to open a toll-free side way  and grant free passes to residents so they can drive within the municipality boundaries without paying tolls. The mayor had to spent a night in jail after the construction company filed a complaint against him

Video from Stop-Tolls movement’s big action on Jan 9, 2011.

Read more Toll-Free Sunday: Civic Disobedience on Greek Highways

See more videos scrolling down in Movement’s official website oxidiodia