There is a shortage of water in Iran as temperatures reach 120 degrees Celsius. Security forces are firing at protesters to stop the protests.


Iran's water protest

Protesters in the Western Province of Kermanshah will be demonstrating against water scarcity on July 21 in a video posted on social media. RFERL / Twitter

  • Furious heat and water shortages struck Iran, especially Khuzestan Province, in July.

  • This situation prompted protests from angry locals who had been severely oppressed.

  • Iranian security forces reportedly used live ammunition and killed at least eight people.

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According to human rights groups and media reports, Iranian security forces fired live ammunition at protesters amid water shortages and rising temperatures.

Protests began on July 15 in the dry, oil-rich state of Fusestarn, amid weeks of water shortages, and have since spread to other parts of the world.

According to Weather.com Temperatures in Ahvaz, Khuzestan were 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) on Monday afternoon, with an expected nighttime temperature of 99 degrees Celsius. The outlook is the same throughout the week.

Amnesty International in Friday’s report Security forces said they had killed eight protesters, including a teenage boy, by deploying indiscriminate and deadly units. Since then, the conflict has continued.

“Last week’s video footage, coupled with consistent explanations from the ground, disbanded protesters using deadly automatic weapons, shotguns with essentially indiscriminate ammunition, and tear gas. It shows that, “Amnesty International said.

This video last week, shared by BBC Persian service producer Hadi Nili, shows the scene of an early protest.

Anti-Iranian activist Mashi Arineja, who was recently the subject of a kidnapping plot, shared what she said was an image of eight people killed.

Iran’s national media reported that three people, including police officers, were killed in the riots. State retailers claimed that the stirrer was the cause of the deaths.

According to activists, the actual death toll is higher and security forces are the real culprit.

Two independent sources of Khuzestan Told to CNN The riot police and state security agencies killed several people in protests last week.

Human rights activist news agency (HRANA), Opposition News AgencySaid that at least 10 people were killed and 102 were arrested in towns and cities across Iran.

Since March, severe droughts have affected parts of Iran, with protesters claiming to be “thirsty” when temperatures exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Iran has imposed an internet power outage.

UN human rights officer Michelle Bachelet urged Iranian officials on Friday to address water shortages rather than reacting forcefully to protesters.

“Shooting and arresting people would simply add to anger and despair,” she said.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hamenei said Saturday that protesters should not be blamed and authorities should work to address the shortfall.

“People have shown their dissatisfaction … but we can’t really blame them and their problems have to be taken care of,” Hamenei said., Reuters reported.

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