"I live up north and I have to a car to get to work. It's 20 km to the nearest shop. I need a car to live," protester Thomas Fahlin tells Radio Sweden.
Friday's protest was organised by a grassroots movement, calling itself Bensinupproret or the Petrol Revolt, which has over half a million members on Facebook.
Radio Sweden speaks to protesters who voice their concerns and explain why people in the big cities don't understand their predicament.