Recognizing that it will soon be lights out for the European economic powerhouse this winter apart from drastic changes, protesters demanded action, including the reopening of the Nord Stream pipelines, which are now damaged beyond immediate repair.
Numerous other German cities saw similar protests, but were ignored by the corporate-controlled media, we are told. The following video shows the Gera protest in action:
Thousands of people in Gera in Germany against Olaf Scholz's policy and the explosion of energy and gas prices. They demand an end to sanctions on Russia and the reopening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Demonstrations also in other German cities but EU media censors them. pic.twitter.com/dmTMLY11jn
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The protesters are blaming socialist Olaf Scholz's policies for the explosion in energy and gas prices that Germany has seen, even though he is likely just another pawn. Politicians higher than him, including in the United States and elsewhere, also deserve blame for Europe's energy crisis.
Over the past year in Germany, electricity prices are up nearly 175 percent (see the below chart). And this is occurring as Germany, Belgium, and other countries shut down their nuclear reactors.
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Banners could be seen at the protest demanding an end to the "price explosion," as well as an end to the war aggression against Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.
"Open Nord Stream now!" another one read, though this was before the recent sabotage incident.
Across the German state, some 24,000 people are said to have taken part in demonstrations. All of them were peaceful in nature, police reported.
Altenburg is another city where protests are said to have erupted, as well as Saxony-Anhalt, where 13,000 people took to the streets to make their voices heard.
In addition to protesting soaring energy prices, protesters also blasted German leaders for coronavirus restrictions, both past and present.
"We're all in the same boat," read another poster seen at one of the events. "Without Russian gas, our economy will be dead!"
It is difficult to say how much longer Germany and the rest of Europe has before running out of energy and suffering a total economic collapse. That outcome seems inevitable at this point, but it is just a matter of when the hammer drops.
In all truth, it is probably far too late to stop the collapse as it is already in motion. And with the Nord Stream pipelines offline indefinitely, along with numerous other pieces of the global economic puzzle now irreversibly out of place, the protests are more than likely too little, too late.
"Germany had better make more wood stoves if they want to survive this winter," a commenter wrote about the situation. "The Green Party fooled them."
"The people controlling the marionette in the POTUS costume pressured Europe into sanctions against Russia, at the risk of being without heat this winter," wrote another.
"This is akin to some random person shutting down our domestic production."
Another person added that the time is now to arrest everyone connected to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and globalism, as these are the culprits behind this controlled demolition of the global economic order.
"Have the people had enough of this yet?" this same person asked. "Crimes against humanity abound. Pharmaceutical genocide, planned famine, insane wars of attrition, overall destruction of the cornerstones of civilization, unelected psychopaths determining the fate of mankind."
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