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Italy: Dozens burn energy bills in Rome cost-of-living protest04:37

Italy: Dozens burn energy bills in Rome cost-of-living protest

Italy, Rome
October 4, 2022 at 03:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters, led by USB Union, burnt energy bills outside CDP bank in Rome as part of a rally against rising costs of living, on Monday.

Rally participants can be seen chanting and holding placards with some of them reading: 'We don’t pay the bills' and 'We do not pay your wars and your crisis'.

Similar events have reportedly taken place in other 13 Italian cities.

"We are talking about increases that have tripled the costs assumed by families for electricity, gas, fuel and food. I am describing an untenable situation. We are at risk of collapsing," said Fabiola Bravi, of USB Union.

"This winter we will not turn on the radiators because if the gas increases continue, we will not be able to pay it because in Italy salaries are very low", added Maria Vittoria Molinari.

Footage also features demonstrators holding their energy bills. One of the rally participants can be seen comparing his electricity bills from 2020 and 2022 for 200 and 395 EUR (196 and 388 USD) respectively.

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Dozens of protesters, led by USB Union, burnt energy bills outside CDP bank in Rome as part of a rally against rising costs of living, on Monday.

Rally participants can be seen chanting and holding placards with some of them reading: 'We don’t pay the bills' and 'We do not pay your wars and your crisis'.

Similar events have reportedly taken place in other 13 Italian cities.

"We are talking about increases that have tripled the costs assumed by families for electricity, gas, fuel and food. I am describing an untenable situation. We are at risk of collapsing," said Fabiola Bravi, of USB Union.

"This winter we will not turn on the radiators because if the gas increases continue, we will not be able to pay it because in Italy salaries are very low", added Maria Vittoria Molinari.

Footage also features demonstrators holding their energy bills. One of the rally participants can be seen comparing his electricity bills from 2020 and 2022 for 200 and 395 EUR (196 and 388 USD) respectively.