The second week of Iran protests for water- No. 11
Demonstrations in front of Ahvaz Governor’s Office, Alhaei Ahvaz, Lali, and the city of Horr
While Khuzestan’s uprising enters its second week, other cities and provinces have risen up in support. Thursday night, the people and youth of Aligudarz (Lorestan Province) gathered after setting fire in Shohada Square in the city center. The regime’s repressive forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Facing resistance, they opened fire on the crowd, killing and wounding several protesters. However, the defiant youths pushed back the State Security Force (SSF) and the special units by resisting and throwing rocks while chanting “Death to Khamenei.” The skirmishes continued until late at night.
The people of Shahinshahr (Isfahan) also held a protest rally in support of the Khuzestan uprising on Thursday. They chanted, “We will not accept humiliation” and “Khuzestan, we support you.” The people of Junqan town in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari gathered in support of the people of Khuzestan. They chanted, “I sacrifice my life for every part of Iran, I sacrifice my life for the thirsty people of Khuzestan, who are without water, and I sacrifice my life for the late Mosadeq.”
Thursday night, the people of the city of Horr in Dezful protested by burning tires and closing the city’s main road. The youth of the Alhaei region (north of Ahvaz) also demonstrated on the Ahvaz-Shush highway. The rebellious youth in the Daghagheleh area of Ahvaz staged demonstrations against water shortages after blocking the highway. A group of women from Ahvaz gathered to protest against the water shortages in front of the governor’s office. They chanted, “They wanted to humiliate us, but we were not humiliated” and “We sacrifice our lives for Karun” (Karun is the main river in Khuzestan, which many extensions have been taken from it for IRGC owned industries, causing severe water shortages). At the same time, the youth of Lali (northern Khuzestan) joined the Khuzestan uprising, chanting, “All of the people of Khuzestan will rise up against oppression.”
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
July 23, 2021