Nigeria strikes: Burning roadblocks erected
10 January 2012, 14:09
Lagos - As Nigeria's nationwide strike starts its second day, angry youths have erected a burning roadblock outside luxury enclaves.
In Lagos, the country's commercial capital of 15 million people, youths set up a burning roadblock on Tuesday morning at a highway junction leading to Ikoyi Island, home to diplomats and many of the country's wealthy citizens.
Youths shouted: "They will kill us and we will kill them."
Police came to clear the road as the youths threw rocks.
The strike started on Monday by labour unions upset over high fuel prices in this oil-rich nation. Gas prices have risen from $1.70 per gallon (45c per litre) to at least $3.50 per gallon (94c per litre) since the subsidy on fuel ended on January 01 at the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.
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