Farmers' protests in Isfahan against mullahs regime in Iran
Thousands of farmers in eastern Isfahan, including fed-up farmers of Varzaneh, on Wednesday morning, March 9, rallied to protest the regime's refusing to give them right to water. Furious farmers parked their tractors on both sides of the road and moved toward Varzaneh water pumping station on Yazd road. Farmers chanted: "Do not be afraid, do not be afraid we are all together"; "You call saboteur whoever speak of their rights "; "Shame on you with your management; Shame on you with your justice"; "Death to the irresponsible authorities."
The riot guards attacked farmers to prevent them from moving forward and approaching the water facilities, threw tear gas at them, and targeted them by bullets. The attacks led to the wounding of seven farmers. People burned rubber tires to counter tear gas.
Varzaneh farmers' protests began on February 16th and continued since February 28 in the form of protests and gatherings outside the township building and the water organization and marching along the Zayandeh Rud river. Farmers chanted in the protest rallies: "The liar Rouhani, where is my Zayandeh Rud?", "Zayandeh Rud water is our absolute right", "We fight, we die, we take our rights.”
Zayandeh Rud's drying caused by the treacherous policies of this anti-Iranian regime has influenced the lives of farmers in the region since 17 years ago, and their living situation has become worse day after day. Regime officials have repeatedly tried to silence the farmers' protest by giving deceptive promises, including paying compensation, but they have never acted.
The Iranian Resistance saluted the oppressed and rising farmers of Isfahan, and strongly condemns the criminal attack of the repressive forces against them and injuring a number of them. It encourages all the people and the youth of Isfahan to show support and solidarity with them.
On Friday, thousands of farmers in the cities of eastern Isfahan marched and staged a massive demonstration to get their water rights. There were a number of farmers who had put on shrouds that were written on them: "We stand to the last drop of our blood." They chanted: “Rouhani, the liar, Zayandeh Rud is our rights"; "Even if we die, we will take our rights"; "Irresponsible authorities, shame on you; shame on you.”
The riot guard attacked protesters with tear gas and shotgun, but the farmers resisted against them. Seven of Varzaneh youths were injured and some other were injured and beaten as a result of this attack. The people defended themselves with wooden sticks and rocks. The repressive forces arrested a number of protesting farmers.
Simultaneously, the people of Zizar and Ezhiyeh in the east of Esfahan also held a protest rally. The demonstration of the Ezhiyeh people was attacked by the police and turned into clashes. The protesters chanted: "Oh fighters of eastern Isfahan, be ready! We are ready!" The clashes between the Ezhiyeh people and the repressive forces lasted for hours. The brave youth of Ezhiyeh forced the repressive forces to retreat by burning rubber tires and with rocks and wooden sticks. A number of riot guards were wounded in these clashes. The protesters threw stones at the vehicle of the Friday prayer Imam of the city and broke its windows.
At night, people in Varzaneh protested outside the police station against the arrest of their fellow citizens, and the repressive forces were forced to release the arrested people.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi saluted the protesting farmers of eastern Isfahan and condemned the criminal crackdown by repressive forces, calling on all the people, especially the brave youth, to support the protesting farmers, especially the wounded.