Thousands of German protesters took to the streets to protest against the energy crisis and a new government package that many refer to as an unfair distribution of funds. To combat the rise in energy and cost of living in general, Germany’s parliament on Friday approved a $195 billion rescue package that covers a one-time monthly gas bill for households and small and medium-sized businesses.
Current President of the United Services Trade, Frank Werneke said that the government should provide more support to individuals with lower and average incomes, adding that these set of individuals still carry a much higher burden under the current plan.
In September, German inflation hit its highest level in more than a quarter of a century due to high energy costs. Around 24,000 people across six cities joined the protest. Police estimate 1,800 protesters were gathered in Berlin, the capital of Germany.