Residents of Borazjan, the capital city of Dashtestan County in Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, took to the streets on July 7, 2018 to protest against lack of water, particularly drinking water, in the province. The protesters gathered in the city’s Hospital Square and chanted slogans such as “Death to the Dictator” and “We don’t want an incompetent government.”
The demonstrators continued their protests till after midnight while forcing the so-called Friday prayer leader to run away from the people.
The furious demonstrators also chanted: “Our enemy is right here. They’re lying when they say it’s America,” and “Let go of Syria, Think of us instead.”
In this regard, the National Council of Resistance of Iran provided more details of the uprising in the following statement:
Iran uprising- No. 185
In the evening of Saturday, July 7th, brave people and youths of Borazjan (Southern province of Bushehr) protested against the four consecutive day of drinking water’s scarcity and the negligence of the regime’s corrupt and oppressive officials about the disastrous situation of livelihoods in the city.
The demonstration, which started from the hospital’s square, continued until the very last hours of the night. The people chanted: Death to the dictator; the enemy is right here, they are lying it is the United States; let go of Syria, think about us; We do not want incompetent government; Don’t be scared, don’t be scared, we are all together; Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life for Iran; With a less embezzlement our problems would be solved; We shall die, but do not tolerate humiliation; With a less theft, our problems will be solved.
By giving hollow promises, the regime’s authorities tried to disperse the people and quell their anger. But the people booed them and chanted: it is lie, it is lie. Khamenei’s representative and the criminal Friday prayer imam of the city escaped the scene in fear of the people’s uprising.
Due to the traitorous and devastating policies of the mullahs, many of the cities are in terrible conditions in the very hot weather of the summer due to lack of water. Last week, Khorramshahr and other cities in Khuzestan launched massive demonstrations in protest of being deprived of drinking water.
According to Shahin Pakrooh, one of the deputies of water and wastewater engineering company of the regime, 334 cities are facing shortage of water this summer, out of which 107 cities are in the red situation. It is expected that Isfahan, Kerman, Fars, Khorasan and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces will face a more severe crisis (Tasnim, the IRGC news agency, April 24)
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 8, 2018