VIDEO: 70 000 protesting against EU and energy prices in Czechia
Massive protest on the streets in the Czech Republic.
A large number of people gathered on the streets of Prague today to protests primarily against soaring energy prices, but also against the European Union, NATO and EU climate change plans. Protesters also wanted the country to be neutral militarily.
Some of the groups at the demonstration include the populist Freedom and Direct Democracy party and the Communist party.
”The aim of our demonstration is to demand change, mainly in solving the issue of energy prices, especially electricity and gas, which will destroy our economy this autumn” said Jiri Havel, co-organizer of the event.
The police estimate that the number of protesters were around 70 000 and they say that the protest was peaceful.
The protesters also demanded the resignation of the current coalition government led by the conservative Prime Minister Petr Fiala.
Not unsurprisingly, the government accused the protesters of being ”pro-Russian” and that they did not have the country’s best interests at heart, all though the group that organized the protests is called ”Czech Republic First”.
”The protests in Wenceslas Square was called by forces that are pro-Russian, are close to extreme positions and are against the interests of the Czech Republic” said Prime Minister Petr Fiala.
This protest has gotten some traction in the media, but just like with the massive protests against covid passports last year, it isn’t being covered very much.
Europe is facing a winter with soaring electricity costs. In Norway, we recently had a peak at almost $1 per kwh.
Things have gotten so bad that in Germany there is already energy rationing, with people getting their hot showers and indoor temperatures limited.
With the way things are looking, many small businesses risk going out of business because of the insane electricity prices, and winter isn’t even here yet.
Of course, large corporations will be able to pay these prices, it will be the small businesses that will suffer because of this energy crisis.
And now people in the Czech Republic have taken to the streets to protest. It seems like we are seeing more and more protests in Europe lately, from the farmers protest in the Netherlands that spread to Germany and Belgium, and now these protests in Czechia.
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