MEK Iran: People Left Without Water
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the people living in different cities of Khuzestan for the fifth consecutive night continued to demonstrate against shortages of water.
Fifth consecutive night of protests
On Thursday evening, people living in different cities and regions of Khuzestan Province (southwest Iran), including Ahvaz, Khorramshahr, Bostan, Hamidiyeh, Shadegan, Susangerd, and Mahshahr, took to the streets to protest the lack of water.
On the evening of Monday, July 19, the people of Khuzestan’s uprising against the clerical regime continued despite the regime’s severe repressive measures and deployment of reinforcements for the fifth consecutive night running.
Thousands of brave youths took to the streets
Thousands of brave youths of Khuzestan took to the streets in Kuy-Alavi and Shelangabad regions of Ahvaz, Hamidiyeh, Veys, Kut-Abdollah, Susangerd, and Shooshtar to protest against severe water shortages.
MEK supporters from the city of Behbahan reported that defiant youths in another region blocked the Behbahan – Ramhormoz Highway with bonfires on the road.
Repressive forces tried to disperse the demonstrators
MEK supporters from the city of Ahvaz reported that their Ahvazi Arab compatriots lit fires in Kuy-Alavi (Farahani Street) to block the regime’s repressive forces. The State Security Force (SSF) and special anti-riot units tried to disperse the demonstrators by pepper-spraying, firing tear gas and shotgun shells, and directly targeting defenseless protesters. Young protesters resisted state suppressive forces. The sound of gunfire could be heard in Shelangabad and Kuy-Alavi in Ahvaz.
Protest in Khorramabad
MEK supporters from the city of Khorramabad reported that in Khorramabad, people gathered in solidarity with the uprising in Khuzestan on the Masur highway (at the city entrance).
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi message
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the protesting people of Ahvaz and other regions of Khuzestan and praised their resolve.
She called on the people and youth of other areas to rise in support of the Khuzestani protesters. Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that poverty, inflation, unemployment, disease, water, and power shortages, are the disasters of the clerical regime’s rule for the people of Iran. Freedom and justice are possible only with the overthrow of this regime and the establishment of democracy and national sovereignty, she added.