Thousands of people protested in Iran's southwest region over the acute shortage of water. During this demonstration, the police opened fire on the people demanding water. Videos of this incident are now going viral. One person has died in the incident. The incident took place in the city of Susangerd in the Khuzestan province of Iran.
Police released video while firing bullets
The Human Rights Organization of Khuzstan has released a video of police firing bullets. In this video, first the police is firing in the air, then it is seen aiming the pistol at the civilians. The majority of the population in this region is Arabs. There have been demonstrations here in the past as well. There have been frequent complaints of atrocities by the Shiite community. In the past too, people have been victims of police during protests. The deputy governor of Khujstan province has confirmed the death of one person during the demonstration. Arab militants have also remained active here for a long time.
oil rich province of khuzestan
Khujstan is an oil-rich province where people took out rallies in several cities for water. It is still hot in Iran. In these demonstrations, the police opened fire in the air to disperse the crowd. In the video, the protesters said 'we are thirsty, give us water' in the local Arabic language. There were also demonstrations in Iran last week over the power shortage and slogans were raised against the country's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran has been facing drought for more than a decade, but this year the situation has become very serious. The Iranian government has blamed severe drought and high demand for electricity for the power cut.