Unrest in Nigeria over gas prices

Unrest in Nigeria over gas prices
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:57am

The unrest continues in Nigeria over high fuel prices, reaching a near breaking point. The government is promising a crackdown on the demonstrators if they don't stop their protest. On monday police shot dead at least three protesters.

Workers have gone on strike across the country over the end of a government fuel subsidy. Gas prices rose overnight from $1.70 a gallon to at least $3.50 a gallon after the government ended its subsidy on January 1st. More protests are planned for this week.

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