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EU energy shock: Soaring energy prices provoke growing anger across Europe

Austrians rally in Vienna against skyrocketing energy prices.

Anger is growing in Europe over soaring energy prices, with protesters taking to the streets in the Austrian capital Vienna, and Italian protesters attacking the country’s foreign minister in Naples.

On Saturday, anti-government protesters held rallies in Vienna, chanting slogans against the European Union, NATO, the globalists, and Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg.

The protesters, who carried Austrian flags, voiced their opposition to Brussels' anti-Moscow sanctions.

In Italy, reports said Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio came under attack and was called a "traitor" by protesters as he arrived in Naples, Campania on Saturday to present his party's plan ahead of this month's general elections.

Di Maio, who quit the 5 Star Movement to create his Civic Commitment party following the fall of Mario Draghi's Government in July, was met with an angry crowd demanding the minister "go away."

His security team stepped in to keep the protesters away from the minister but the angry protesters still shouted at Di Maio as he walked by the demonstrators.

The energy crisis in Europe is snowballing as nations across the continent continue to grapple with rising costs and shortages ahead of the cold season.

Russia has extended the shutdown of gas flows to Germany indefinitely, blaming technical problems and US-led sanctions.

The Russian gas giant Gazprom stopped natural gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 pipeline earlier this month, saying the stoppage would last three days.

However, it later extended the shutdown over a technical fault, providing no timeframe for its reopening. 

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