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Indonesian fuel hikes spark violent protests

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A student protester walks past burning tires during a protest against the government's plans to raise fuel prices near a fuel station in Makassar on March 22. The government has planned to raise fuel prices by at least a third to ease state coffers pressured by high oil costs, even though that may push up inflation.

Binsar Bakkara / AP

An Indonesian police officer inspects a government operational vehicle destroyed by students during a demonstration against the government's plan to raise fuel prices in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 22.

Binsar Bakkara / AP

Indonesian students burn tires and destroy a government operational vehicle during a demonstration against the government's plan to raise fuel prices in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 22.