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April 28, 2008 11:30 AM, EDT

Truckers Protest in Washington Over High Fuel Prices

Hundreds of truck drivers descended on Washington Monday to protest high diesel prices, WRC-4 television reported on its Web site.

Many of the drivers drove rigs from the Harrisburg, Pa., the capital, the Washington television station reported.

The truckers planned to ask Congress to stop subsidizing big oil companies, release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, end exports of oil from Alaska and regulate transportation brokers and fees paid to truckers, the station said.

An organizer with the group said the procession had about 350 vehicles, the station reported. CNN showed pictures late Monday morning of big rig cabs rolling through Washington’s streets without trailers.