Donnerstag, 15.07.2021 / 20:02 Uhr

Weitere Proteste im Iran wegen Wasserknappheit

Aus dem Netz

Nicht nur wegen mangelhafter Stromversorgung, nun demonstrieren im Südiran auch tausende erboster Menschen wegen Wasserknappheit:

Protesters angry over water shortages marched through streets late Thursday in an oil-rich, restive province in southwestern Iran and police apparently fire weapons to disperse the crowds, online videos showed.

It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone had been wounded or arrested in the protests across multiple cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahvaz. Iranian state media had not reported on the unrest as of early Friday morning.

Videos showed people setting fire to tires, blocking roadways in anger. Anti-riot police in helmets and camouflage fatigues scuffled with demonstrators. Police also fired shotguns in one video, though it wasn’t clear if it was live ammunition or so-called “beanbag rounds” designed to be less lethal.