Iran barricades the internet after fuel riots Abroad


The state television accuses "hostile media" of spreading fake news through social media, making the riots appear larger than they are. The restriction of internet access in reality comes down to the almost complete downing of the internet, says the monitoring website Netblocks.

Iran raises the fuel price by 50 percent for the first 60 liters that a motorist fills every month, and 300 percent for what comes on top. The measure was prompted by the continuing economic crisis in the country. Incidentally, petrol in Iran is still dirt cheap by the standards of the Netherlands, even after the price increase, 32 cents per liter.

In protests against the price increase, up to now one has fallen dead. That was in the city of Sirjan. Dozens of demonstrators have been arrested.

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