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Bensinupproret 2.0 on Facebook up in the 400.000 members

Update 2019-05-12, 17.38: the Text has been added to a correction.

On april 10, was Janne Berglund at a gas station and refueled the car. Then the low gasoline prices of close to 16 sek per liter.

It was the last straw.

He started the facebook group ”Bensinupproret 2.0”. Two weeks later, stumbled Peder Blohm Bokenhielm over the group and offered to help. Then had a group of 4,000 members. On Sunday, the number had grown to over 400,000.

"It has been an incredible response," says Peder Blohm Bokenhielm.

the top ten of the most expensive diesel, and around the fifteenth place of the most expensive gasoline, according to Global Petrol Prices, whose data are updated every week for some countries and every month for the other.

During spring, the price of petrol has risen around 12 per cent. Today, the price of petrol at closer to 17 crowns per liter.

Bensinupprorets purpose is to arouse public opinion and pressure politicians to act on the rising price of petrol.

– the price of Petrol should not be a deciding factor for where to live or work, " says Peder Blohm Bokenhielm. In the countryside closes vårcentraler and shops down. It forces people to commute and the price of petrol affects much then.

during the week, the organisation of several rallies around the country, but on the basis of the group's rapid expansion had the necessary permit is not ready in time. Now, hopes in rather than carry out the manifestations in the coming week.

Peder Blohm Bokenhielm mention yourself, the Yellow vests, but stresses that they themselves do not want to compare himself with the French protest movement and, above all, want to implement samhällsvänliga manifestations.

Peder Blohm Bokenhielm. Photo: Private

" We want to have a good atmosphere in which the manifestations can be an opportunity for people to rejoice, while at the same time want to show their discontent with the rising price of petrol.

4.9 million passenger cars in the traffic, according to statistics SWEDEN. Independent of the price of petrol calculates the transport agency in addition to car traffic will increase by 18% by 2030. To its, Sweden has also a national objective to reduce emissions from domestic transport by 70%. To a lower bensinpris would create a conflict between climate change objectives and lower petrol bills, do not believe Peder Blohm Bokenhielm.

"We have not the culture to nöjesåka in Sweden, but travels when it is required," he says.

at close to sek 17 consists of taxes and vat. In 2016, the government raised petrol rates by 23,75 penny with reference to the climate change targets, among other things.

In February of this year flagged to the environment and klimatminister Isabella Lövin (MP) in an interview in SVT:s Agenda to the automatic elevated the increase of the fuel tax that was removed in the latest M -, and KD-the budget will be reinstated.

– We must work both with the whip and the carrot. The climate crisis will affect all, the poor as rich, " she said then.

Correction: In an earlier version of the text cited other placements over how Sweden's fuel prices are internationally.

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