Around five hundred people have marched through Sherborne protesting against proposals for a Tesco supermarket.
The demonstration coincided with a consultation by Tesco over plans for a superstore on the outskirts of the town in Dorset. Many shops closed for an hour to show how they think the town centre will be affected.
Shops in Sherborne closed for an hour this lunchtime in protest at plans for a Tesco supermarket. Traders fear the superstore could take business away from the town centre.
Tesco is asking residents for their views. It wants to knock down a hotel on the outskirts of town to make way for the development.
A separate campaign is also underway in favour of the plan. A consultation session is being held at the moment in Digby Hall.
Shop owners in Sherborne, Dorset, say a new supermarket will take vital trade away from the high street - a claim Tesco denies. The company wants to build a store on the site of the Sherborne Hotel, on the town's outskirts.