PHOTO: Protests against high electricity prices held in several Norwegian cities

Electricity price protestPhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB
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On Thursday, several protests against high electricity prices took place in Oslo, Kristiansand, Bergen, Stavanger, Arendal, and Harstad.

Outside the Norwegian parliament (Storting), many people turned up holding posters with the slogan “Yes to political control over power.” The protests were initiated by Industriaksjonen, as a collaboration between several unions.

The protesters’ demands include predictable and long-term power prices for industry and agriculture, as well as a maximum-price system for electricity for households.

Members of the Facebook group “We who demand cheaper electricity” were also called to join the demonstration. At the time of writing, the group has 585,000 members.

Jørn Eggum, the leader of Fellesforbundet, and Stein Lier-Hansen of Norsk Industri, were among the speakers outside the Storting.

Several prominent politicians also turned up, including the Liberal Party’s (V) Ola Elvestuen, SV’s Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes, Rødt leader Bjørnar Moxnes, and FRP leader Sylvi Listhaug.

Protesters against high electricity prices outside the Storting. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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