Protestors against Sadiq Khan’s Ulez scheme have reportedly obstructed “every camera” in Sutton. The Telegraph has more.
Around 400 protesters took part in the borough-wide demonstration, which organisers say involved obstructing more than 80 cameras on Sunday afternoon.
Bus driver Kingsley Hamilton, of campaign group Action Against Unfair Ulez, said the demonstration meant that no Ulez camera was functioning in the South London borough – as at least 20 other cameras have already been damaged or removed.
Motorists driving through Sutton were previously not impacted by the Ultra Low Emission Zone daily charges of £12.50 per day for non-compliant vehicles.
However, London Mayor Mr. Khan’s expansion of the scheme last year saw around 90% of the borough fall under Ulez rules overnight.
The decision was fiercely opposed by the council and a petition set up to delay the expansion until public transport in Sutton had “improved significantly” amassed thousands of signatures.
On Sunday, between 12pm and 3pm, activists held up signs in front of cameras which enforce the scheme allowing motorists with non-compliant vehicles to drive through the borough for free.
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