Khorramshahr Water Protest Turns Bloody
Khorramshahr water protest has turned bloody since yesterday and people have been shot. Locals say three are dead and anti-riot police have covered the city.
Many social media activist are condemning Iran for opening fire on defenseless residents while they only want drinking water. They are calling on the international community, particularly the UN and the Security Council to step in and take urgent action to stop any further killing.
The protest that began in smaller numbers from a week ago kept growing as local discovered their drinking water is formally transferred to Iraq and Kuwait by officials.
Saturday evening protest in Allah Square on Naghdi Street turned into clashes, where youth mostly held up against the police. Iran’s state-run News Agency (IRNA) reported at least one death but locals say there are others.