AROUND 100 drivers took to the M60 in a 'go-slow' protest on Sunday, police have said.

Greater Manchester Police posted on social media at 12pm to warn other drivers to avoid the motorway.

Officers worked with Highways England and spoke to the drivers involved, before announcing the 'go-slow' protest was over at around 2.35pm.

The reason for it is believed to be the introduction of the Clean Air Zone, which is set to start on May 30.

Greater Manchester Police's original post said: "We're working to minimise disruption on the M60 as a result of a go-slow protest involving around 100 vehicles.

"Motorists are advised to find alternative routes where possible whilst officers work with Highways England and speak to those involved to bring the disruption to an end, taking action where necessary.

"We do recognise the right to a peaceful protest, but protests such as this cause significant disruption to other road users and in particular, emergency vehicles.

"We're working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation and would ask that motorists plan their journeys in advance and avoid the area."

A later post added: "The go-slow protest is now believed to have come to an end and traffic is running as normal."