Suriname In Uproar Over High Fuel Prices

Hundreds of demonstrators stormed Suriname’s parliament, broke windows, and looted nearby businesses to protest high fuel and electricity prices.

Protesters in the capital, Paramaribo, overwhelmed police who had fired tear gas to try to control the crowd. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries in the melee.

The protesters demanded the resignation of President Chandrikapersad Santokhi, who recently ended the state subsidies for fuel and electricity on the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund.

Demonstrators were also upset about inflation in the prices of other basic goods and the weakening of the Suriname dollar.

Authorities condemned the attack and said those responsible would be brought to justice.

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