January 6, 2017 20:41 IST

Mexico gas price hike spurs unrest

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A man throws water on burning tires during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government at the side of a Pemex gas station in San Miguel Totolcingo, Mexico. Credit: Reuters
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Policemen detain a demonstrator during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government, in Monclova, in Coahuila state, Mexico, January 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Policemen (C) detain demonstrators during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government, in Monclova, in Coahuila state, Mexico, January 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Protesters block the entrance to a Pemex gas station as they burn tires during a protest in San Miguel Totolcingo, Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that the price spike that took effect on Jan. 1 was a "responsible" measure that the government took in line with international oil prices. The hike is part of a gradual, year-long price liberalization the Pena Nieto administration has promised to implement this year. Credit: Reuters
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Policemen detain a demonstrator during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government, in Monclova, in Coahuila state, Mexico, January 5, 2017. Credit: Reuters