Iran Scrambles To Manage the Fallout of a Fuel Price Hike

Nov 17, 2019 | 20:26 GMT
This photo shows a smoldering police station in Isfahan, Iran, the result of violent protests against fuel price increases.

A crowd gathers in Isfahan, Iran, around the smoldering remains of a police station set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a fuel price rise on Nov. 17, 2019.

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Widespread protests gripped Iran for a third straight day following a government-mandated fuel price increase of 50 percent and fuel rationing program introduced Nov. 15. Demonstrators protesting the price hikes have burned and looted more than 100 banks and shops across the country, barricaded highways and massed in the Grand Bazaar, a major cultural center in Tehran. Thus far, the government has responded by shutting down the country's internet and instituting violent crackdowns. ...

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