Iran: Protests on water shortages turn violent as police arrest 67

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(Worthy News) – Protests in the Iranian city of Isfahan over the drying up of a river turned violent, as riot police arrested 67 people on Saturday.

Police General Hassan Karami told reporters, “We have arrested 67 of the main actors and agitators behind the troubles,” adding that there were about 2,000 to 3,000 “rioters” in the protests.

Demonstrations have been taking place from November 9 in Isfahan, some 340 kilometres to the south of Tehran. Farmers and others have been rallying on the river bed of the Zayandeh Rood river, as they have been protesting water shortages. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More…) ]

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