The head of the German government was demanded to immediately impose a gas embargo
In Germany, half-naked demonstrators interrupted Olaf Scholz's speech due to the worsening fuel crisis. The topless protest comes amid a poll showing that about two-thirds of Germans are dissatisfied with the performance of their chancellor and his fractured coalition, which has faced crisis after crisis since coming to power in December.
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Topless demonstrators interrupted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as he prepared to speak at his government's open house in Berlin.
The protesting ladies took to the stage with a slogan emblazoned on their naked bodies that read “Gas embargo now”, before than the German chancellor's security service intervened.
Olaf Scholz spoke at the federal government's “Open House” event at the Chancellery on Sunday, Sky News reported.
The half-naked troublemakers incident came after a poll showed that about two-thirds of Germans are dissatisfied with the performance of their leader and his fractured coalition, which has been in constant crises since coming to power in December.
Only 25 % of Germans think Social Democrat leader Scholz is doing his job well, up from 46% in March, according to a survey conducted by sociologists for the weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
By contrast, 62% of Germans think Olaf Scholz, who was deputy chancellor under seasoned conservative leader Angela Merkel in the previous ruling coalition, is doing a poor job, a record high from 39% in March.
Since coming to power, he has had to contend with the conflict in Ukraine, an energy crisis, skyrocketing inflation and now a drought that has brought Europe's largest economy to the brink of recession.
Critics have blamed Olaf Scholz lack of leadership.
Meanwhile, at the end of the month, Russia will suspend natural gas supplies to Europe for three days through its main gas pipeline to the region. The state energy giant made the announcement on Friday, ratcheting up pressure on the region to fuel up ahead of winter. Unscheduled maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea to Germany, exacerbates the energy confrontation between Moscow and Brussels, Sky News notes.