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The farmers of Isfahan protest, while wearing grave shrouds

The farmers of Khourasgan, Isfahan, gathered in front of the city’s fruits and vegetables market
The farmers of Khourasgan, Isfahan, gathered in front of the city’s fruits and vegetables market

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Nov. 23, 2018 - The farmers of Khourasgan, Isfahan, gathered in front of the city’s fruits and vegetable market and staged a demonstration. This the 65th day of the protests of the farmers, who have risen because of lack of access to water and the mismanagement of water sources by the government.

Yesterday, the farmers of East Isfahan, went to their demonstration wearing white vest symbolizing the grave shrouds, a sign that they will be standing for their rights to the ultimate cost.

 

Farmers of Isfahan wear shrouds in their protest

Farmers of Isfahan wear shrouds in their protest

 

The farmers of West Isfahan, from Koushk and Goldasht and Jozdan, suburbs of Najafabad, also demonstrated for their rights. The representatives of the farmers of Isfahan and the representatives of East Isfahan attended the Mahdieh Mosque, East Isfahan, wearing grave shrouds and had a session to discuss the farmers’ water problems.

 

Farmers of Isfahan protest for their right to water

Farmers of Isfahan protest for their right to water

 

In the past two decades, corrupt and destructive policies by the Iranian regime has cut off farmers’ access to vital water sources to irrigate their lands. The workers of Isfahan have been intermittently protesting in this regard. The government has only responded by giving empty promises, none of which have materialized.

The situation has put a lot of strain on the lives of many citizens in Isfahan, whose main source of income is agriculture. The farmers of Isfahan are holding the regime responsible for the situation and have made this clear in their protests. During their protests a few months ago, the farmers of Isfahan attended the Friday prayers with their back to the prayer leader, who represents the regime, and chanted “back to the enemy face to the country.” This slogan has become very popular and has been picked up by protesters in other parts of Iran.

 

Farmers of Isfahan protest for their right to water

Farmers of Isfahan protest for their right to water

 

 

 

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