03 September 2022, 18:07
Thousands of people are flocking to an anti-government rally in Prague, organized by several political parties and civic associations, over measures to combat rising gas prices. The protest is taking place on Wenceslas Square in the Czech capital, reports RIA Novosti.
Police confirmed that more than 20,000 people gathered in the square.
According to the organizers of the rally, the right-liberal coalition government of Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala is taking belated and insufficient measures to combat the sharp increase in the price of energy resources and the related general increase in the price of goods and services, which mainly affects pensioners and poor citizens of the country. Expensive energy has forced many businesses and companies to lay off staff.
Earlier, the head of the Czech Ministry of Justice, Pavel Blazek, said that the EU could face a revolution due to rising energy prices. According to him, the current socio-political situation in the EU has not been more tense since 1989.
Recent statistics show that the Czech Republic is a leader among EU countries in terms of price growth of products and services for the population.