Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, April 20, 2019 - A group of farmers from the town of Khorasgan, east of the central city of Isfahan, rallied on Friday, protesting the local government’s new pipeline construction project. The regime’s steel company is installing new pipelines to transfer water from a local lake.
One farmer complained and said they opened the gates to the dams to let the water drain for 90 days. They wanted to see how much water they could take.
Steel company authorities in Isfahan started to install the new water pipeline on Thursday to direct water from Zayandeh-Rud River to their mill. Local farmers and people from Isfahan protested the decision and said it goes against environmental codes.
They considered this move illegal and are trying to stop the initiative altogether.
On Saturday, the brave protesters held another rally and, by using their own machinery, filled the canal excavated by the steel mill authorities for their pipes.
April 20 - Isfahan, central #Iran— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 20, 2019
Farmers, angry over the new excavation of a canal for authorities to transfer river waters to a local steel, mill took measures into their own hands.
Using their own machinery, the farmers filled the canal.#IranProtests pic.twitter.com/H78a381Qzc