Hike in Fuel Price erupts Protest in Iran

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There was an eruption of protest in cities across Iran, less than 24 hours after the announcement of a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing.

The demonstrations on Friday night were “severe” in Sirjan in central Iran as “people attacked a fuel storage warehouse in the city and tried to set fire to it,” state news agency IRNA said.

But police intervened to prevent them, it reported.

IRNA said “scattered” protests also broke out in other cities including Abadan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Birjand, Gachsaran, Khoramshahr, Mahshahr, Mashhad and Shiraz.

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