One dead during petrol protests in Iran’s Sirjan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:02 AM, November 17, 2019

One dead during petrol protests in Iran’s Sirjan

One civilian was killed and other people injured in Iran’s Sirjan, the semi-official news agency ISNA said yesterday, a day after protests in the central city over a petrol price hike. Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent on Friday, saying the move was aimed at helping citizens in need with cash handouts. Under the scheme, drivers will pay 15,000 rials (13 US cents) a litre for the first 60 litres of petrol bought each month, with each additional litre costing them 30,000 rials. “Scattered” protests against the measure also broke out in other cities including Abadan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Birjand, Gachsaran, Khoramshahr, Mahshahr, Mashhad and Shiraz, according to state news agency IRNA.

 

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