Protests Erupt in EU, UK Over Energy Crisis

Published October 9th, 2022 - 08:26 GMT

The energy crisis worldwide has caused wide protests in some European countries including in  Italy and Germany as well as demonstrations held in the United Kingdom.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets carrying out banners reading: "Cut war not welfare, Fair energy now, and Stop mining our pockets." 

In Belgium, national demonstrations were held in Brussels against the surging energy crisis which is affected by the Russian war on Ukraine which started on February 24th, 2022.

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A protester wears an helmet with a caricature of European Council President Charles Michel reading "I'm handling the crisis" during a demonstration against surging energy prices and increased living costs during a national demonstration in Brussels on September 21, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

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People from the USB union "Unione Sindacale di Base" burn their energy bills during a demonstration over the cost-of-living crisis especially the energy prices rising in central Rome, on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

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Marches are planned in several UK cities to bring attention to the cost of living crisis, with rising energy bills putting severe financial pressure on many across the country. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP)

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A protester holds up a sign reading: "Our country first" during a rally of far-right groups including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against rising prices in Berlin on October 8, 2022. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

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Protesters hold German flags with "We are the people" written on them during a rally of far-right groups including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against rising prices in Berlin on October 8, 2022. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

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Protestors burn up their energy bills during a demonstration organized by Italian's Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) against the high cost of living and energy price rising in Rome on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

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Environmental activists of the "code rouge" coalition block the entrance of the TotalEnergies Refinery in Feluy, near Brussels on October 8, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

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Protesters threw rocks, firecrackers, bottles, eggs and tomatoes at the police line manning the headquarters of Czech power producer CEZ and the president's office to protest against sky-high January electricity bills in the EU's poorest country, as the government drags its feet on liberalising the energy market. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP)

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A protester wears an helmet with a caricature of European Council President Charles Michel reading "I'm handling the crisis" during a demonstration against surging energy prices and increased living costs during a national demonstration in Brussels on September 21, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
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People from the USB union "Unione Sindacale di Base" burn their energy bills during a demonstration over the cost-of-living crisis especially the energy prices rising in central Rome, on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)
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Marches are planned in several UK cities to bring attention to the cost of living crisis, with rising energy bills putting severe financial pressure on many across the country. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP)
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A protester holds up a sign reading: "Our country first" during a rally of far-right groups including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against rising prices in Berlin on October 8, 2022. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)
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Protesters hold German flags with "We are the people" written on them during a rally of far-right groups including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against rising prices in Berlin on October 8, 2022. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)
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Protestors burn up their energy bills during a demonstration organized by Italian's Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) against the high cost of living and energy price rising in Rome on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)
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Environmental activists of the "code rouge" coalition block the entrance of the TotalEnergies Refinery in Feluy, near Brussels on October 8, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
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Protesters threw rocks, firecrackers, bottles, eggs and tomatoes at the police line manning the headquarters of Czech power producer CEZ and the president's office to protest against sky-high January electricity bills in the EU's poorest country, as the government drags its feet on liberalising the energy market. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP)

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