Germany protests – level 3
In response to the energy crisis, tens of thousands of protesters in six German cities took to the streets.
The protesters demanded fair distribution of government funds to deal with rising energy prices and living costs and a faster transition from fossil fuels. On Friday, Germany’s parliament approved a 195-billion-dollar rescue package that covers a one-time monthly gas bill for households and small and medium-sized businesses, as well as a limit on electricity prices. According to the protesters, the government should give more support to lower and average income people.
Although many types of support exist, the help is too scattered, and under the current plan, people with smaller income have higher burdens.
In September, inflation in the country hit its highest level in over 25 years.
Difficult words: take to the streets (to protest in public or to protest and block traffic), scattered (a wide area or distributed irregularly), burden (a duty or responsibility that is too hard to bear).
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