Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Jan. 8, 2019 - On Monday, farmers in the city of Varzaneh in Isfahan Province, central Iran, took to the streets from the Abbas Abad district, protesting the regime’s unjust policies. They were heard chanting:
“Death to the enemy of Zayanderud River,” referring to a local river that provides water for the farmers’ fields.
“We don’t want incompetent officials”
Last Wednesday, around 2,000 farmers of the Khorasgan district of this province also rallied after gathering at the famous Khaju Bridge in the city of Isfahan. A large number of women were seen attending this gathering, as participants were demanding authorities open the flow of Zayanderud River so the farmers can provide water for their lands and go on with their lives.
Farmers of Isfahan were also seen clashing with anti-riot units dispatched to the scene of Wednesday’s massive protest rally. The Iranian regime’s oppressive state police took measures to prevent the farmers’ demonstration from advancing and even resorted to firing bird-shots. The farmers were seen chanting, “Coward, coward,” and ridiculing the regime’s security units.
“Our incompetent government is our disgrace,” they chanted
Authorities had dispatched anti-riot units to the site from early Wednesday morning, aiming to prevent the rally’s expansion.
One of the farmers said, “We have come to get what is rightfully ours. Nothing else. This government must give us what is rightfully ours and we’ll go home. If we receive our share of river waters, we’ll go home. Each day they provide new but hollow promises. Until when do they want to just give promises? Enough is enough. Return the Zayanderud River to us. We don’t want a tunnel or a dam. Just give us the water in our wells. Give us the water from the Zayanderud River. Nothing else.”
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