Iran Uprising - No. 111
Sunday Morning, March 11, farmers in Varzaneh, who have been protesting to get their water share and against their dire livelihood situation over the past three weeks, gathered on the Khaju Bridge in Isfahan. They chanted: "Today is the day of mourning, the farmers’ lives are at risk; the farmer dies, he does not accept humiliation; Oh Hojjat Ibn al-Hassan (Oh the savior), uproot the root of oppression; Rouhani is a great liar; if you do not give the (farmers’) water share, we will give our lives for it.”
In another development, farmers gathered in front of the Benroud county for the release of the arrested people and locked up its doors.
On Saturday, a large crowd of people in Isfahan gathered in support of farmers in the eastern cities of the province in front of the water organization in Isfahan. Farmers' protests continued on the streets of the city and on the Khaju and Bozorgmehr bridges. They chanted: "No nation has even seen this much injustice; Death to government officials; Zayandehroud water is our right; Liar officials, where is our Zayandehroud? Special unit be ashahmed, leave Vaezaneh"
On Saturday night, Varzaneh farmers blocked the entrance to the city with tractors and agricultural machinery. The repressive forces burned a number of farmers’ tractors that are their only assets.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, saluted the arisen people of Isfahan, particularly the deprived and toiling farmers in eastern Isfahan Province. She said the drying of Zayandeh Rood which has jeopardized the lives and incomes of hundreds of thousands of people in the region, is part of the environmental disaster and a consequence of the clerical regime’s policies and conducts over the past four decades. All the country’s assets and resources have either been plundered by the regime’s leaders including Khamenei’s headquarters and the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or consumed on domestic suppression, warmongering, terrorism and unpatriotic nuclear projects. Today, Isfahan farmers’ water share and workers’ past due wages totally depend on the overthrow of the clerical dictatorship and establishment of democracy and national sovereignty.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 11, 2018