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Protests erupt in Iran over fuel price hike, more than 1,000 people arrested
Updated: 2019-11-18 10:03:36 KST
Iran is also being rocked by unrest.
Hundreds of thousands of people are protesting the government's new fuel tax measures, leading to over a thousand people being arrested already.
The demonstrations followed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's announcement on Friday that the price of a liter of regular gasoline would be increased by 50 percent to around 13 cents.
He also said the monthly ration for each private car would be set at 60 liters.
Iran claims the new measures are aimed at securing funds to help the country's poor.
At least once person was killed during the clashes, and as of Saturday night, the government restricted Internet use in a bid to stop the protests spreading.
Iran has been suffering due to tough sanctions imposed by the U.S. after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal last year.
Reporter : damikim@arirang.com