More than 300,000 people gathered on social media to call for a boycott of supplies in protest against the successive increases in fuel prices.
The Facebook group “Greve dos Combustíveis” urges its members not to refuel their vehicle depots on October 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, in order to make “this government and everyone else realize the evil that they do to us every day”.
If you are against these fuel prices, join this group and fuel strikes! We have to stop being this ‘meek’ people who admit everything. Invite your friends to join and let’s unite, so that this government and all others realize the harm they do to us every day!”, can be read in the description of the group.
The group was created less than 24 hours ago and already has 324,000 members.
It should be remembered that from Alentejo to the North, more precisely from Grândola to Vila Nova de Gaia, there were at least nine filling stations where the price of gasoline exceeded the barrier of two euros per liter.
In both gasoline and diesel, more than half the price per liter goes into taxes and fees. In the first case, this means that a total of almost 65% of the price per liter goes to the state.
Among the Tax on Petroleum Products (36.4%), the contribution of road service (6%), CO2 emissions (3.7%) and VAT (18.7%), 64.8% of the total price per liter of gasoline paid by the consumer is explained by different contributions.
In the case of diesel, the percentage drops a little, but remains above 50%. The Tax on Petroleum Products represents 26.4% of the total price, the road service contribution is 8.6%, CO2 emissions are 4.5% and VAT is 18.6%.
Let’s “fight” whether we are rich, middle class or low class… We all suffer from this!”, calls the group.