Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 21 July 2020

Honk for Hope: Coach drivers blast their horns in central London protest over lack of Covid-19 financial help as coach industry heads for collapse

Hundreds of coach drivers have been honking their horns in central London in a bid to draw attention to the crisis facing the industry due to coronavirus.

The Honk For Hope protest has seen around 500 coaches from across the country make their way to Parliament Square in convoy. Met Police issued a warning to the demonstrators after complaints about the noise were made from the Palace of Westminster.

Many social media users spotted the line of buses making its way into the capital along the A4, with the traffic said to reach back several miles. Coach businesses have said they feel let down by the response of the Government during the coronavirus pandemic, with some claiming they face bankruptcy.

At a time when companies would normally be fully booked with summer tours, many are sitting empty, with staff still on furlough.

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