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Australian parliament besieged by angry truckers

08-22-2011 16:09 BJT

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Hundreds of trucks have encircled the Australian parliament in a protest against carbon tax plans. But the truckers failed to gridlock Canberra in support of their call for fresh elections.

Many had travelled thousands of kilometers threatening to shut down parts of the capital. This is the second anti-government protest in Canberra in a week.

Despite the country's robust economy, many Australians are struggling to keep pace with inflation, which has made the nation's biggest city, Sydney, one of the world's most expensive places to live. This has led to mounting public dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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