VILNIUS - It started with a photo of a cashier’s receipt for the purchase of a cauliflower head taken by Ruta, a dweller of the southwestern Lithuanian town of Vilkaviskis. On March 31, she bought the cauliflower at Maxima supermarket, which is situated in the very heart of her town. The receipt indicates that one head of cauliflower costs 3 euros 49 cents. Soon tens of thousands of Lithuanian Facebook community members exploded with anger over skyrocketing food prices in the country. Food prices became the number one story on social media: Lithuanians spontaneously announced a three-...
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