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Over 25 killed in Iran amid protests over fuel prices hike: sources

More than 25 people were killed in two days of protests over fuel prices hike, Al-Arabiya quoted local sources as saying on Saturday. The most violent conflicts were in Shiraz then Tehran, the sources added.

Protesters earlier burnt the pictures of the Supreme guide in Eslamshahr, south of Tehran, in addition to a security center and a gas station, amid angry protests.

The demonstrations broke out on Friday, hours after it was announced that the price of petrol would increase by 50 percent for the first 60 liters and 300 percent for anything above that each month.