Energy Prices Raise in Belgium

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Protesters raise flags to show their stand against the raise in energy prices (photo courtesy AP News).

Faye Dent, Staff Writer

Thousands of people grouped today in Brussels, Belgium’s capital, for “a national day of action” to protest against extremely high electricity, gas, and food prices and to call out the cost of living. According to trade unions and city police, around 10,000 people took part in the protest.

Last month, their Prime Minister, Alexander de Croo warned the people that “the next five to 10 winters will be difficult” because of high prices that was directly caused by the Ukrainian-Russian war. While the protests are for a good reason, city transportation and traffic was slowed considerably.