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Protesters in Germany demand Energy relief

Tens of thousands of protestors in Germany took to the streets in response to the energy crisis and a new government package that many call an unfair distribution of funds.

To combat rising energy and living prices, 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 as well as a cap on electricity prices.

Frank Werneke, the President of the United Services Trade said that the government should give more support for people with lower and average incomes, adding that under the current plan, those with smaller incomes still carry a much higher burden.

Driven by higher energy costs, German inflation in September hit its highest level in more than a quarter of a century. Around 24,000 people across six cities joined the protest. Police estimate 1,800 protestors gathered in Berlin.

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