Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike

Iranians fill their vehicles at a petrol station in Tehran. (Photo by AFP)

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran on Saturday, state news agency IRNA said, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration and hike the price of petrol.

The demonstrations were "severe" at Sirjan in central Iran as "people attacked a fuel storage warehouse in the city and tried to set fire to it," the news agency reported.