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As Nigeria strike hits 2nd day, burning roadblocks reach oil-rich nation's luxury enclaves
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ' As Nigeria's nationwide strike starts its second day, angry youths have erected a burning roadblock outside luxury enclaves.
In Lagos, the country's commercial capital of 15 million people, youths set up a burning roadblock Tuesday morning at a highway junction leading to Ikoyi Island, home to diplomats and many of the country's wealthy citizens.
Youths shouted: "They will kill us and we will kill them."
Police came to clear the road as the youths threw rocks.
The strike started Monday by labor unions upset over high fuel prices in this oil-rich nation. Gas prices have risen from $1.70 per gallon (45 cents per liter) to at least $3.50 per gallon (94 cents per liter) since the subsidy on fuel ended Jan. 1 at the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.