Iran Protests in Shahrekord and Isfahan – No. 6
Fourth Day of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Protests and Demonstration by Tens of Thousands of People Against Water Shortage in Shahrekord
Tens of thousands of Bakhtiari youth demonstrated in Shahrekord on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, on the fourth day of their protests against water shortages. The protesters chanted: “We are fighters, fight, and we will fight back,” “Our enemy is right here, they lie when they say it’s America,” “The government itself is the mafia, (plundering the water), death to the mafia,” “Bakhtiari dies, does not accept humiliation,” “Beware of when we pick up our guns,” and “Next step is to blast the water extensions.”
Fearing the continuation of the protests, the clerical regime and its repressive forces tried to prevent the protesters from chanting anti-regime slogans by seizing the stage and the microphone. The plainclothes agents clashed with the protesters and threw them down from the stage. But the demonstrators marched chanting anti-regime slogans. They continued their protests and marched to the Governor’s Office.
At the same time, this morning, Isfahan farmers’ sit-in, ongoing for 14 days round-the-clock, on Zayandeh Rud Riverbed, was attacked by the regime’s repressive security forces, who tried to tear down the tents and banners but were forced to retreat, given the farmers’ resistance and support by other citizens.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the freedom-loving compatriots in Isfahan,Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and Shahrekord who foiled the clerical regime’s attempt to attack the demonstrators and their plot to divert the protester’s demands. She reiterated: We can earn our rights to both water and freedom only by rising up, resisting, and remaining steadfast in the face of the mullahs’ savagery.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
November 24, 2021