Protests erupt in Iran after government raises price of petrol by 50%
One person killed as violence flares during demonstrations blocking traffic in several cities Protesters angered by Iran’s raising of government-set petrol prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and clashed with police after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire. At least one person has reportedly been killed.The protests put renewed pressure on Iran’s government as it struggles to overcome the US sanctions strangling the country after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew...
One person killed as violence flares during demonstrations blocking traffic in several cities Protesters angered by Iran’s raising of government-set petrol prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and clashed with police after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire. At least one person has reportedly been killed.The protests put renewed pressure on Iran’s government as it struggles to overcome the US sanctions strangling the country after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the country from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Continue reading...