Protests break out in Iran over water crisis;  at least three dead

Protests break out in Iran over water crisis; at least three dead


Three people, including a police officer, were reportedly killed when protests broke out in southwest Iran’s Khuzestan province water Bottlenecks.

There have been reports of anti-government protests in Tehran as the country faces the worst drought Accelerate the water crisis in 50 years while the economy is already hit by US sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Three people, including a police officer, were reportedly killed when protests broke out in southwest Iran’s Khuzestan province water Bottlenecks.

There have been reports of anti-government protests in Tehran as the country faces the worst drought Accelerate the water crisis in 50 years while the economy is already hit by US sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic.

The protests reportedly lasted for the past six days amid reports of a slowdown in the internet and Backouts in the country.

Iranian state media reported last week that a protester was shot dead in Shadegan city, with protests taking place in other parts, including Ahvaz, Hamidiyeh, Izeh and Mahshahr.

The country’s social media have been running around due to the water crisis #KhuzestanIsThirsty and #KhuzestanHasNoWater trending on different platforms.

Khuzestan has been hit by a prolonged drought since last week, which has sparked protests in cities. Two years ago the province was ravaged by the masses anti-government Protests.

The country has faced repeated droughts over the past 10 years, with a severe situation in the south.

The government reportedly sent a ministerial delegation Chuzestan to address the problem of water scarcity last week amid protests.

Local media reported last week that a youth was shot dead during a rally on the second night of the protests Rioters Reportedly shot in the air allegedly hitting the protester while people were chanting anti-government slogans.

(With contributions from agencies)

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