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Nigerians take protest over fuel prices to gates of the 1%

"One day the poor will have nothing to eat but the rich" read a sign held by one young man in Abuja on Monday.

The Associated Press reports from LAGOS, Nigeria:

Angry youths erected a burning roadblock outside luxury enclaves in Nigeria's commercial capital Tuesday as a paralyzing national strike over fuel prices and government corruption entered its second day.

The flaming tires and debris sent thick, dark smoke over part of Ikoyi Island, home to diplomats and many of the oil-rich nation's wealthy elite. It also signaled the danger of spiraling violence as protests continue in the country of more than 160 million people. Police shot at least three protesters to death on Monday. Read the full story.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Extremes of wealth and poverty revealed in photographs of Nigerian oil industry