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Tony Miles, organiser of the Clifton Village traders' protest, outlines his message to the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson.
Traders have driven a 25 tonne tank through Clifton Village in Bristol in protest over plans for a new residents parking scheme.
They said it symbolised the fight to defend their businesses from proposals which would see parking limited to one hour.
Anger over controversial parking zones in Bristol boiled over today when George Ferguson came face-to-face with protesters to his latest scheme.
The Mayor traded accusations in the middle of a busy city street after being confronted to people opposed to a proposed scheme for upmarket Clifton Village.
There's been an angry clash between traders from Clifton Village and the mayor of Bristol in a row over plans for a new residents' parking scheme.
George Ferguson met with traders at the end of their protest march through the city. He says the new parking plans will be of benefit to the area, but traders disagree saying it will kill the area by making many parking zones one hour only.
There have been angry confrontations in the centre of Bristol between the city's elected mayor and protesters angry about the introduction of parking restrictions in Clifton Village.
Protesters say the mayor is not listening to the concerns of residents and businesses.
George Ferguson insisted he would get support for the scheme once it had been introduced.
He stressed there is a consultation period, but accused the protesters of distorting the truth.
Angry traders in Clifton Village, Bristol, are taking part in a protest march over proposals to restrict parking to one hour.
Traders claim the parking zones will be the death knell of the village and force many of them to close down.
Schools also angry that they're being treated as businesses and therefore only get a few allocated spaces.
Angry traders will be marching through Bristol's Clifton Village this morning, in a protest over plans for a new residents' parking scheme. It would limit visitor parking to an hour, which the traders say would kill off their businesses.
But Mayor George Ferguson says the scheme would leave more space for visitors to park.