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Anti-fuel hike protest commences in Lagos

Protesters took to the streets of Lagos, Tuesday morning, protesting against the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government on Jan 1. 2012.

Burning tyres are seen in Lagos in support of a protest against the removal of petroleum subsidies by the government on January 3, 2012. Nigerian police fired tear gas to disperse a small crowd burning tyres in Lagos and arrested demonstrators in the northern city of Kano on Tuesday as protests continued over soaring fuel prices. AFP

The protesters gathered at the Yaba office of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC,  from where they commenced the march through the streets of Lagos, Tuesday morning.

*Protesters in Lagos

Since the subsidy removal last Sunday, commuters had to contend with over 100 per cent hike in transport fares as fuel price ranged from N140.50 to N200. Price differentials were noticed in many petrol stations within the same town across the country.

Labour unions and civi rights activists march in Lagos to protest the removal of petroleum subsidies by the government on January 3, 2012. Police fired tear gas to disperse a small crowd burning tyres in Lagos and arrested demonstrators in the northern city of Kano as protests continued over soaring fuel prices. AFP PHOTO


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