Iran Says 67 Arrested in Isfahan Water Protests as Demonstrations Continue

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Iran Says 67 Arrested in Isfahan Water Protests as Demonstrations Continue

Iranian police said Saturday that 67 protesters were arrested during violent protests in the city of Isfahan over the drying up of a river.

 

“We have arrested 67 of the main actors and agitators behind the troubles” on Friday in the city, police General Hassan Karami told the Fars news agency.

 

Security forces in Iran clashed on Friday with demonstrators who were protesting the government’s water management policies in the central city of Isfahan, videos shared on social media showed.

 

Security forces attacked protesters with batons in the dry bed of the Zayandehrud River and fired tear gas to disperse them, some videos shared on social media showed.

 

Other videos showed security forces being chased away by protesters.

Source: Al Arabiya &Agencies