Thousands protest across Spain against rising food, fuel prices
The working class of the first world is starting to feel the heat of their own leaders' making.
On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators marched across Spain in protest of the increasing cost of living, namely food and fuel, which have been worsened after the draconian West-led sanctions on Russia following its authorization of the military operation in Ukraine.
The protests were called for by the Spanish far-right Vox party, which aimed to get their head around the growing dissatisfaction regarding the significantly increasing cost of living in the European country, where many families have been struggling to pay their bills.
Thousands gathered in Madrid just outside the City Hall, calling the current Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, to resign.
"Sanchez, you're rubbish, bring down our bills!" the protesters shouted, along with, "Long live Spain!"
"We have the worst possible government... It's not even a government, it's a misery factory... which plunders and extorts workers through abusive taxes," said Santiago Abascal, Vox's leader. "We will not leave the streets until this illegitimate government is expelled."
One protester, 56-year-old Anabel, told AFP, "They hike the light and gas prices and say it's because of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, but that's a lie. It was like this before."
"Light prices really affect (my family) because some of us work from home, and we can hardly put the heating on because the price of gas has almost doubled over the past six months."
Europe isn't the only one blaming the price hike on Russia as they strangle the Russian economy: US President Joe Biden has also been gaslighting US citizens, telling them to use the crisis to 'go green' as an excuse to slap more sanctions on Moscow.
The sanctions, as many experts have warned, will send the planet into a global economic crisis, and the working class - from the 'first world' down to the global south are feeling the heat.
Germany's Economy Minister recently warned that cutting off Russian gas from Europe could result in mass unemployment and poverty in Germany. Germany's national bank, Deutsche Bank, has also warned against abandoning the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, stressing not to impose new sanctions against Russia.