Water shortage crisis in Iran’s “Oil Paradise”; protesters shot
A few days after the protests to the water shortage in Gheyzaniyeh Rural District of Khuzestan province, images of a young man getting shot by police forces with a plastic bullet has gone viral on social media.
During the protests to the shut down of water on Saturday in Gheyzaniyeh, the protesters blocked the roads and the police forces shot at the protesters which led to several injuries including a child.
Some of the protesters held signs about the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane by IRGC missiles which killed dozens of Iranian passengers and asked: “Why did you shoot?”
A number of Iranians on social media compared the regime’s shut down of water to the blocking of the third Shia Imam’s access to water by the ruler of the time.
Iranians also took to Twitter with tweets such as: “People are thirsty for water, life, and living. The regime is thirsty for blood, death, and killing; When you drink water or make tea, doesn’t it taste like blood?”
Gheyzaniyeh has a significant reservoir of oil in the country with over 600 oil wells producing almost two million barrels of oil a day, but it is one of the most poverty-stricken and deprived areas in Khuzestan province and Iran.