MEK :Iran Protests to Water Crisis
On Monday, residents of Shahr-e Kord, Chaharmahal, and Bakhtiari provinces staged the second day of large protests against government policies that have resulted in water shortages across the province. Protesters chanted anti-government slogans and urged other regions to join what is fast becoming a widespread movement against regime policies.
Protesters won’t stop until they get their rights
On Monday, Habib Fadaee, a civil rights activist who had previously been detained and imprisoned by the regime, joined the demonstrators and warned that the regime is trying to divide the Iranian people and that the water crisis is still unsolved because the regime is running a ‘water mafia’.
“We are not going to give up our rights… We don’t want to take our firearms out. We will, however, if we do not receive any responses!” he stated
The demonstrators slammed the state-run television network for failing to cover their protests.
Other demonstrators stated that they will not stop marching until they are granted their rights. At least 300 communities in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, according to the demonstrators, are without safe drinking water. Many villages, according to reports, rely on water tankers to get water.
The Iranian do not want to live under the mullahs
“Governor, where are you?” shouted the demonstrators who had assembled in front of the provincial governorate on Sunday. “Why don’t you come out?” says the narrator. Other slogans screamed by the protesters included, “Today you’re selling our water, tomorrow it’ll be our soil.”
Protesters are calling on government officials to halt projects that are diverting water from the province to other provinces.
“The Iranian people do not want to live under the burden of the mullahs, who have robbed them of their clean water and clean air. “The only way out is to end the oppressive rule of the mullahs,” she stated.
Following two weeks of severe protests in the neighboring province of Isfahan, the protests in Shahr-e Kord began on Sunday. Thousands of people from all around Isfahan gathered in the Zayandeh Rud river’s basin on Saturday to join the province’s ongoing farmer protests.
Despite the regime’s repressive actions, people protest
On Monday, the protests in Isfahan resumed, with protestors returning to Zayandeh Rud and demanding that the government open the dams and provide water to farmers and locals.
Other Iranian provinces, such as Khuzestan, are experiencing acute water shortages as a result of the regime’s destructive policies. These water shortages are putting these provinces’ economies in jeopardy, affecting the daily lives of millions of people.
Protests about water shortages began in Khuzestan province in July and lasted more than two weeks. Locals and regime security forces clashed as a result of the protests. Several civilians were murdered when security forces opened fire on unarmed protestors.
Despite the regime’s strong repressive actions, protests continue regularly erupt around the country. The regime has failed to address the underlying causes of people’s most basic economic and environmental concerns.
The people of Shahr-e Kord, Chaharmahal, and Bakhtiari provinces held
the second consecutive day of their large demonstrations on Monday.
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