Campaigning for lower bus fares in Bristol

Protestors outside Bristol's bus station this lunchtime. Credit: ITV News West Country

Protestors have gathered outside Bristol's bus station this lunchtime.

They're calling for bus operator First to lower fares in the city.

The protest was organised by Daniel Farr, a concerned bus user who started the Make Fares Fair campaign by setting up an e-petition on the direct.gov.uk website.

The petition has collected almost 3,000 signatures.

First has agreed to hold a consultation over ticket prices - a move welcomed by the city's mayor George Ferguson.

Protestors are campaigning for lower fares in Bristol. Credit: ITV News West Country

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