Czechs react to protests over increased fuel prices

Protests over increasing fuel prices are spreading throughout Europe. Although Czech people have yet to take action over this issue, a recent opinion poll shows that more than ninety percent of those asked support the protestors, and believe that their complaints are justified. Radio Prague's Beatrice Cady has been out and about asking people how they feel about the current fuel crisis:

One lady said that although the situation is poor, there is very little that can be done about it. She feels that Czechs accept higher fuel prices because they want to own their own cars and expect to have to make sacrifices for them. She added that protesting will not change the situation, but if demonstrations were held in the Czech Republic, she would support them.

The opinion that nothing would come of protests in the Czech Republic was shared by everyone that I spoke to:

Author: Beatrice Cady
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