Protest turns violent in Nigeria’s megacity after gov’t ends cherished fuel subsidy

LAGOS, Nigeria — An angry mob protesting spiraling fuel prices assaulted a soldier Tuesday while police shot another man at the demonstration, a sign of growing unrest over the government’s hugely unpopular decision to end a subsidy program that had kept gas costs down for more than two decades. An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the protest had started with activists wielding signs ...
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Added January 03, 2012
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