The demonstrations triggered in 100 Iranian cities including Tehran by the massive hikes in petrol prices and quotas announced on Friday began to disperse on Monday, after gas stations, police offices, banks and government buildings were torched by angry protesters. At least two demonstrators were killed and several injured. The authorities reported 200 arrests and, as a precautionary measure, restricted internet access in most parts of the country. Basij commander Brig. Gen. Gholamreza Soleimani accused the United States of instigating the unrest. “America’s plot failed,” he said.