The prices, which are continuing to rise, have been affecting motorists for months – adding to the strain of the cost of living crisis.
With over 56,000 ‘interested’ in the Facebook group and 9,400 confirmed to be joining in the protests, Stand Up To Fuel Prices UK Wide is growing in interest every day ahead of the planned protests.
The M62 is a major motorway that links Liverpool and Manchester with Leeds and Hull, and the protest there could affect drivers from South Yorkhire.
When are the motorway roadblocks planned for, and why are they being organised?
The planned protests will involve roadblocks on motorways, stopping passing vehicles. However, many of the protests have confirmed via their Facebook groups that they will allow safe passage for emergency vehicles and will leave certain lanes open for vehicles to pass by.
In the description of the group, Stand Up To Fuel Prices UK Wide says: “An awful lot of moaning about fuel prices and not enough action.
"So why not get the whole country on Monday the 4th of July from 6AM to take our cars, lorries, tractors what ever we have and cause roadblocks all over the country until there is change.
"The more people do this the sooner our living costs will drop to more realistic, affordable costs.”
On the planned protests, a Government spokesperson said: “We understand that people are struggling with rising prices which is why we have made the biggest cut ever on all fuel duty rates, saving the average UK car driver around £100, van driver around £200 and haulier over £1,500.
“While we respect the right to protest, people’s day-to-day lives should not be disrupted, especially on busy motorways where lives are put at risk and resulting traffic delays will only add to fuel use. The new Public Order Bill will make it a criminal offence to glue yourself to a dangerous motorway, which sees police spending hours trying to safely remove people.”