9th December 05:43 AM
2 people killed and several injured after protests erupt across Iran over surprise petrol price rationing
By Meredani Tisugu
Sunday 17/11/2019
Protestors took to the streets in Shiraz [Photo:BBC]

Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price and two people have been killed and several more people were injured.

Prices rose by at least 50 percent as subsidies on petrol were reduced.

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The authorities say they want to free up money to help the poor.

Iran is already suffering economically due to stiff sanctions imposed by the US after Washington decided to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

State news agency Irna says there were clashes with police when protesters attacked a fuel storage warehouse and tried to set fire to it.


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