A number of Ultra Low Emissions Zone enforcement cameras have been stolen in London after protests against the expansion of the scheme.
London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports Transport for London had already seen dozens of numberplate-reading cameras vandalised or covered up by people opposed to Mayor Sadiq Khan’s widening of the clean air zone to the Greater London boundary.
It says protesters have climbed traffic signals to remove the cameras, which will be used to identify drivers of non-compliant vehicles, leading to a £180 fine if they fail to pay the £12.50 daily ULEZ levy.
It is thought opponents are using a Facebook group to share locations of the cameras, which TfL has refused to make public. The Standard says more than 50 cameras are believed to have been damaged or removed.
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