France is far from the only country where fuel prices are rising. In Sweden too, and the revolt begins to rumble.
If you regularly take your car to work, or if you simply follow the news, you know that the liter of fuel has been breaking records for several months. An increasingly critical situation for motorists, which however does not seem to be ready to improve, while the price of a barrel of oil could still climb in the near future. And if the government has put in place aid, it refuses on the other hand to lower taxation and taxes on gasoline and diesel, a measure which would then cost the state too much.
The Swedes rebel
But this situation is not specific to France, quite the contrary. And for good reason, if discontent begins to rise in the territory, the Swedish too are suffering from this price increase and are getting tired of it. And it’s rare enough to point it out, our northern neighbors being not well known for their propensity to demonstrate. But despite a few weeks, a protest movement is gaining momentum, especially on social networks. Baptized ” the fuel uprising literally meaning “fuel revolt”, this Facebook page already has more than two million subscribers.
Peder Blohm Bokenhielm, the instigator of this movement underlines indeed ” that it has become normal to say that fuel prices are too high. We used to be just considered climate deniers “. It must be said that the Sweden sets an example in terms of environmental protection, aiming in particular to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by 70% by 2030.
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