Tens of thousands of people again took to the streets in the Czech Republic’s capital Prague last week to voice outrage over the country’s energy crisis due to sanctions against Russia in what could be an early indicator of what other capitals may face as winter takes hold. 

The protesters called for the government to resign and chanted slogans like, “Czech Republic First.” While the media tried to label those who took the streets as “right wing,” they included a wide range of participants… from anti-war protestors to those opposed to what has been described as the global elite.

Earlier last month, about 70,000 protesters took to the streets in the city to draw attention to rising energy prices and NATO’s saber rattling. Again, as with last week’s protests, the mainstream media tried to disparage these protesters by writing them off as “fringe” and “far-right.”

“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,” one organizer told news website.

The first protest took the country by surprise because organizers only believed 500 people would show up.

Inflation in the country hit 17.2 percent in August, which was slightly below the forecast of 17.6 percent. The Czech National Bank estimated that inflation will surpass 20 percent in the coming months. TeleSur reported that Prague approved an assistance package of 177 billion Czech crowns to help households cope with high inflation before the winter months. (1 Czech crown is about 4 cents.)

The Czech Republic is one of many European countries concerned about the winter months and energy. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin say he is hoping for a long, cold winter that will bring protesters to the streets in major European cities demanding that these countries abandon Ukrainian support. European leaders say that will not happen and insist that the sanctions are not to be blamed for the price increases. Rather, they blame the Kremlin for waging an energy war with the bloc and weaponizing its energy supply.

The EU has filled its gas storage above target levels before the winter and reported that it reduced its imports from Russia from 41 percent to 9 percent. But the new imports tend to cost more that will soon be felt inside homes. The report noted that leaders like France’s Emmanuel Macron have told businesses not to sign contracts with “crazy prices.”

The report noted that protests have broken out in Germany, but not to the level felt in Prague, which is also very dependent on Russian energy. 

TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has said countries across Europe will face an emboldened populist movement because people are tired of being pawns for politicians to enrich themselves and their global cronies at the expense of dignity and freedom among their people. 

Ladislav Vrabel, who The New York Times said calls himself a populist leader in the Czech Republic, told the paper that it is the duty of the government to “ensure the security of its citizens and their economic stability.”

“Our government is bringing us to the edge of war and economic collapse,” he said.

We have noted that these mentally deranged politicians took the world from the COVID War, to the Ukraine War, to WWIII. European citizens are tired of their politicians not putting them first, which explains the rise of Giorgia Meloni in Italy. (See “ITALY’S MELONI WINS BIG IN ELECTIONS, EU ISSUES WARNING,” 27 Sep 2022.) 

There is no organized dissent against politicians, who suck off the public tit and never worked a real job in their lives—who have forced their constituents (a.k.a. slaves) to stay home, don’t go to work, close down their businesses… to take pay cuts.

Economists say the mood is worse than the actual economic situation, which is a direct result of the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions that plundered small businesses and economies. The energy crisis was occurring before these companies recovered from lockdowns.

TREND FORECAST: As we continue to note, there will be growing anti-vax, anti-establishment, anti-immigration, anti-Eurozone movements spreading throughout Europe, which will only be more significant due to sanctions against Russia.

This trend will greatly accelerate as economies decline, civil unrest grows and the refugee crisis worsens. 

One protester in Prague did not like the idea of being labeled “far-right” for taking part in the rally.

“It’s not only energy prices rising—grocery prices, too. I am raising my granddaughter and I am worried. I see companies now struggling and I worry; if the company that employs me collapses, so will I.” 

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