Police on streets of Teheran in anticipation of unrest

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 19, 2010 09:49




TEHERAN — Groups of policemen Sunday have appeared at major intersections in the capital Teheran, in apparent anticipation of unrest as the Iranian government makes sensitive cuts to subsidies.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said cuts of energy and food subsidies would start from Sunday.

Under the new system, each car would receive 60 liters of fuel per month at a subsidized price of 40 cents per liter, a four-fold increase. Further gasoline purchased would cost 70 cents a liter, compared to 40 cents before.


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