Fuel related protests 2007-2017

2007-01-01 13:12:53

Crude Oil price $53 per barrel

2007-08-15 17:34:56

Government doubles fuel price overnight

On 15 August the government decided to increase the price of fuel. Both petrol and diesel doubled in price, while the cost of compressed gas - used to power buses - increased five-fold.

2007-08-19 17:34:56

100s protest fuel price hike

Pro-democracy activists led hundreds of people in a rare march through Yangon in protest against hike in fuel prices last week. Some 500 people peacefully marched through the city's outlying neighbourhoods for one-and-half hours. They did not shout any slogans or hold up banners, according to eyewitnesses.

2007-08-20 20:03:27

Buddhist monks stage protest

Buddhist monks in the precincts of Kabaraye Pagoda and Thanlyin also staged protests against the deteriorating economic conditions.

2007-08-22 20:03:27

100s protest for 2nd time in a week

100s marched in Yangon to protest fuel price hike. Protesters were attacked by a pro-junta mob, injuring 20.

2007-08-23 20:03:27

Protest in Yaynang Chaung

•On Thursday, anti-government demonstrators marched through the northwestern oil-producing town of Yaynang Chaung in the week's first known demonstration outside the country's main city of Yangon.

2007-08-24 20:03:27

Authorities arrest protesters

Police detained more than 10 outside Yangon City Hall. Protesters able to claim partial victory as government ordered some bus companies to reduce fares.

2007-08-27 20:03:27

50 arrested after protest

Activists marched in silence from Bago, a town 75kn northeast of Yangon. They did not chant slogans or wave banners, but people on the sidewalks clapped as they walked by. After about 30 minutes, the entire group was arrested and taken to local authorities for questioning, witnesses said.

2007-09-03 07:41:16

Fuel price protest in junta leader's hometown

About 15 people staged a fuel price protest Monday in Kyaukse, the hometown of junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe, 530 kilometers (330 miles) north of Yangon near Mandalay, even though one of the organizers was arrested the night before, said a participant who asked not to be named. The detained man was released Monday afternoon, he said.

2007-09-05 06:43:08

Monks 'manhandled' at demonstration

Monks ‘manhandled’ at demonstration in Pakokku in northern central Myanmar. They threatened to take to streets unless junta apologised.

2007-09-18 06:43:08

Protests continue

500 monks occupied Sule pagoda in Yangon. More than 1000 monks marched in Mandalay. 5000 participated in a march in Sittwe, and police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.

2007-09-20 06:43:08

Mass demonstration in Yangon

Monks led a march and mass prayer around Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon. What initially began as 1000 monks swelled to 5,000 participants as others joined. Officials stayed away, or even protected marchers.

2007-09-22 06:43:08

March to Aung San Suu Kyi's house

100s of monks marched to Aung San Suu Kyi's house.

2007-09-23 06:43:08

Protest in Yangon

Nuns and monks led a demonstration of 20,000 in Yangon. They set up barricades near Aung San Suu Kyi's house, and 400 people who tried to pass were blocked.

2007-09-26 06:43:08

Police fire on demonstrators

Police open fire on demonstrators for the second day in a row.

2007-09-27 06:43:08


As many as 50,000 protested during 6 hours of protests.

2008-01-01 07:29:04

Oil prices hit $100 a barrel

2008-02-12 08:38:57

Government cuts fuel price after protests

Mozambique agrees to cut price of diesel fuel for private minibus taxis after wave of protests over fuel prices and cost of living.

2008-04-01 07:29:04

Food and fuel riots spread across the world.

2008-06-09 07:29:04

Truck drivers' union threatens strike over cost of diesel.

2008-07-11 22:35:22

Oil price $132 a barrel

2009-08-01 17:04:39

Oil price climbs back up to $71 a barrel after falling consistently.

2010-09-01 07:29:04

Fuel price protests in Maputo.

2011-05-01 09:42:38

Oil reaches $116 a barrel and remains above $100.

2012-01-02 07:29:04

Youth protest fuel subsidy removal.

2012-01-02 07:29:04

Thousands protest gas shortages.

2012-01-03 07:29:04

Violent fuel price protests

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in the commercial capital, Lagos, on Tuesday to vent their anger over a government measure to remove a popular fuel subsidy.

2012-01-05 07:29:04

Nationwide protests

Thousands across Nigeria have taken part in marches against the removal of a state fuel subsidy, which caused petrol prices to double overnight.

2012-01-06 07:29:04

Countrywide protests against loadshedding of power and gas and price hike

The Jamaat-e-Islami staged countrywide rallies and sit-ins in all the major cities on Friday to condemn loadshedding of power and gas, hike in tariff of power, gas and petrol and corruption of rulers and plundering of the public wealth.

2012-01-09 07:29:04

Nationwide Strikes

Striking unions brought Nigeria to a halt today. Angered by soaring fuel prices and decades of government corruption, they set up roadblocks and gangs attacked motorists. More than 10,000 people attended one rally in Lagos as the strike started on Monday, while tens of thousands more marched in the streets across the country. Activists wore shirts bearing symbols of a loose-knit group called Occupy Nigeria, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

2012-01-11 07:29:04

Three more killed in strikes

25 people injured and 3 more killed when police opened fire on protesters in Benin, Kaduna and Kano. Tens of thousands participate in nationwide protests.

2012-01-16 07:29:04

Nigeria restores fuel subsidy to quell nationwide protests

President Goodluck Jonathan says government will lower oil cost to about $2.75 a gallon after series of strikes paralyses country

2012-03-01 22:42:04

Oil spikes at $117.

2012-03-29 15:06:04

Traders refuse to pay fuel adjustment surcharge

Hundreds of traders held a protest demonstration against severe loadshedding and fuel adjustment surcharge in electricity bills by the Lesco authorities in front of Wapda House.

2012-04-19 07:29:04

Women's meeting turns into protest against fuel prices

Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Woman Wing organised a meeting with local members of the area which turned into a protest against the rise in fuel prices.

2012-04-19 07:29:04

Farmers rally against fuel adjustment charges

Farmers of Chak 186/GB and other villages of Rajana took out a rally in protest against inclusion of fuel adjustment charges in their electricity bills by the Fesco.

2012-06-19 07:29:04

Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry protests loadshedding of electricity

President of SCCI announced that industrialists and exporters will not receive their foreign payments for three days from June 25 in protest against unscheduled loadshedding of electricity here.

2013-02-19 07:29:04

Government fuel price rises trigger protest

Cairo: government announced new fuel prices for many sectors of the economy on Tuesday which industry sources said were 50 percent higher than previous levels, triggering protests by factory owners affected by the increase.

2013-10-05 07:29:04

Protest against hike in petrol prices and power tariff

Like other parts of the country, the leaders and workers of Pakistan Sunni Tehrik (PST) on Friday held a big protest demonstration at Baraf Khana, in cantonment, to denounce hike in prices of petroleum products and electricity tariff.

2014-07-05 01:30:33

Fuel subsidy cuts spark protest

The move prompted scattered protests, with several minibus drivers for instance protesting in the cities of Suez and Ismailia and demanding a rise in fares to compensate for increased fuel costs. Police fired tear gas to disperse them. Egypt had overnight on Friday slashed its subsidies for car fuel and natural gas, increasing their prices by more than 70 percent.

2015-01-17 15:06:04

Protest in Rawalpindi

Residents staged protest against persistent petrol shortage and closure of filling stations in the district.

2015-05-29 07:29:04

Dozens of countries continue to spend billions on fuel subsidies.

2016-03-01 22:42:04

20% rise in oil price to $37.

2016-11-04 07:29:04

Protest over austerity measures

Tens of Egyptians protest in Alexandria over austerity measures.

2016-11-11 07:29:04

Mass demonstrations against austerity fail to take place

2017-02-01 00:39:28

Oil price peaks at $54.

2017-03-23 07:29:04

Taxi strike in Maputo

Private taxi operators strike in Maputo over 12% rise in petrol price.

Fuel related protests 2007-2017

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