Demonstration against energy poverty in Prague
Around 200 people gathered in the centre of Prague on Saturday to demonstrate against energy poverty and for affordable housing. The protesters were calling for rent caps, a socialised energy tariff for vulnerable groups in society, and extended support for low-income households to get building insulation.
Speakers at the demonstration criticised the high profits that energy companies are raking in while many people have to cut corners to meet energy costs.
The demonstration was organised by non-governmental environmental and social organisations such as Greenpeace, the Rainbow Movement, Fridays For Future, and the Platform for Social Housing as the culmination of their joint campaign Energy for the People.
The protestors first gathered in front of the Main Train Station, from where they marched to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.