ICBPS- Twelve days after demonstrations broke out in the oil-rich, restive Iran province, people in the Iranian capital Tehran stormed the streets on July 26, 2021, to support the protesters in Khuzestan province.
Videos posted online indicate demonstrators in Tehran on Monday chanting anti-regime slogans to show solidarity with the people of Khuzestan.
People in Tehran took to the streets, chant: ‘Not Gaza, not Lebanon, I’d give my life (only) for Iran’, ‘Down with dictator’, ‘Mullahs Must Go’, ‘Have shame, Khamenei, and leave the country alone’, ‘Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul’, and ‘Reza Shah, we’re ashamed’.
Citizens of Karaj (50 Km from Tehran) also stormed streets in support of people in Khuzestan, chanted anti-regime slogans.
Shopkeepers at Tehran Alaedin Complex chant: ‘Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul’ — a reference to the king who founded the Pahlavi dynasty which was overthrown by the 1979 Islamic Revolution.“
The slogan has been consistently heard in protests across the country since the 2017-18 Iran Protests.
July 26- Shopkeepers at Tehran Alaedin Complex chant: 'Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul'
'Reza Shah the Great' is the founder of Pahlavi Dynasty who emerged from the ashes of the Persian Empire to establish Iran as a Modern Nation-State. pic.twitter.com/EHlphvcQea
— IranProtests.com (@IranProtestsCom) July 26, 2021
The Iranian people are on the streets protesting against #Iran's regime and Tehran hatched a brazen kidnapping plot on U.S. soil, but the conversation here remains trapped in a 2013-15 time warp. https://t.co/Mjq4QtcPHA
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) July 26, 2021
?#Tehran, July 26, 2021
Protesters are chanting;
— ??????? (@Samar_Iran) July 26, 2021
Now in Tehran,the Iranian people are chanting in the streets against the Islamic regime:"God Bless Your Soul Reza Shah" (#رضاشاه_روحت_شاد)
Reza Shah, we’re ashamed ( #رضاشاه_شرمنده_ایم )
"Today 77th anniversary of the death of His Imperial Majesty reza Shah pahlavi (1878 -1944)" pic.twitter.com/PHhFfQG7IE
— atusa sabagh (@goodbadatusa) July 26, 2021
Iran’s ‘water shortage’ protests have entered the 12 day in a row, more cities have joined the ongoing demonstrations.
12 days of protests against water shortages and electricity blackouts in the nation’s southwest have turned deadly, with gunfire killing at least three people, injuring dozens so far.
On July 15, 2021, people in Iran’s oil-rich, restive Khuzestan province took to the streets, chanted anti-regime slogans.
Security forces in Khuzestan arrested hundreds of citizens and activists since the anti-regime demonstrations sparked in the province.
“The Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-industrial Complex laborers have come out in support of ongoing protests in Khuzestan.”
— Sara (@saraghavamian) July 18, 2021
Iranian citizens marched through streets over water shortages on July 15, 2021, in the oil-rich Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahvaz.
Videos posted online indicate the police have fired weapons to disperse the crowds in the restive province in southwestern Iran.
People of at least 10 cities and several districts of Ahvaz took to the streets late Thursday to protest over water deficiency.
People set fire to tires, blocking roadways in anger, according to videos.
Police fired at protesters with shotguns while they were chanting anti-regime slogans, demanding compatriots to join them.
Three Iranian juveniles have been shot dead during the widespread protest against water shortages in southwestern Iran.
Mostafa Naeemiavi was shot dead at the ‘water shortage protest’ in Shadegan, Khuzestan province.
Ghasem Khaziri is another Iranian juvenile who was shot and injured during the demonstrations, died the day after the direct shooting by security forces. Another young protester, Ali Mazraeh also was shot dead during the demonstrations on July 17, 2021 (the third day of protests).
Multiple cities in Khuzestan province, including Hamidieh, Bostan, Susangerd, Mahshahr, Khoramshahr, Shadegan, Shush, Ghale Kan’an, Andimeshk, Abadan, Karkheh, Ramhormoz, and its capital, Ahvaz, were hit by anti-government protests.
Iran has faced rolling blackouts for weeks now as water worries in the past have sent angry demonstrators into the streets in Iran.
Precipitation had decreased by almost 50% in the last year, leaving dams with dwindling water supplies to fuel the country; however, this is not the only reason, but mismanagement has been the main cause of water shortages in Iran.
Iran is facing its worst drought in 50 years, apart from Khuzestan, the provinces of Sistan and Baluchestan, Khorasan, Hormozgan and Kerman are also experiencing unprecedented water shortages, which has hit households, ruined agriculture and livestock farming, and led to electricity blackouts across the country. Iran Protests
Reporting by Kaveh Taheri, Additional reporting by ICBPS, Editing by Kate Cohen.