Protests in Iran turned violent as police cracked down on 1000’s of people that turned out to demand the revival of a river the federal government diverted to factories. 

Farmers final week protested in Isfahan province alongside the Zayandeh Rud Riverbed, which dried up after the federal government diverted the water to factories owned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. 

Iranians gather during a protest to voice their anger after their province's lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion, in the central city of Isfahan, on November 19, 2021. - The massive protest, that drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was the biggest since demonstrations over the water crisis started on November 9. (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranians collect throughout a protest to voice their anger after their province’s lifeblood river dried up because of drought and diversion, within the central metropolis of Isfahan, on November 19, 2021. – The large protest, that drew in farmers and different folks from throughout Isfahan province, was the largest since demonstrations over the water disaster began on November 9. (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP through Getty Images)
( (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP through Getty Images))

The protests descended into violence Friday as riot police charged the group in an effort to interrupt it up and ship folks dwelling. Officers fired tear gasoline and pellets into the group, injuring round 50 folks as the group continued anti-regime chants, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported. 

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State TV famous that the river supplies livelihood for tons of of 1000’s of farmers within the province. 

Iranians gather during a protest to voice their anger after their province's lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion, in the central city of Isfahan, on November 19, 2021. - The massive protest, which drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was the biggest since demonstrations over the water crisis started on November 9. (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranians collect throughout a protest to voice their anger after their province’s lifeblood river dried up because of drought and diversion, within the central metropolis of Isfahan, on November 19, 2021. – The large protest, which drew in farmers and different folks from throughout Isfahan province, was the largest since demonstrations over the water disaster began on November 9. (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP through Getty Images)
( (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP through Getty Images))

The river routinely confronted problems with drought and water scarcity, however the authorities has achieved little to deal with the difficulty up to now regardless of guarantees to seek out options. The nation’s Supreme Council of Water permitted a nine-point plan that concerned reviving a significant wetland it stated was a sustainable possibility, however the plan by no means reached full implementation, Al Jazeera reported. 

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President Ebrahim Raisi held a gathering with environmental consultants whereas Vice President Mohammad Mokhber addressed the protesters by cellphone to guarantee them the administration was “seriously” following up on the difficulty. 

Iranians gather during a protest to voice their anger after their province's lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion, in the central city of Isfahan, on November 19, 2021. - The massive protest, that drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was the biggest since demonstrations over the water crisis started on November 9. (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranians collect throughout a protest to voice their anger after their province’s lifeblood river dried up because of drought and diversion, within the central metropolis of Isfahan, on November 19, 2021. – The large protest, that drew in farmers and different folks from throughout Isfahan province, was the largest since demonstrations over the water disaster began on November 9. (Photo by Fatmeh Nasr / ISNA / AFP) (Photo by FATMEH NASR/ISNA/AFP through Getty Images)
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The NCRI reported that the Bassiji, a voluntary paramilitary pressure, deployed on the scene as nicely. 

The violence adopted an alleged arson try by safety forces, who tried to burn down the tents the farmers had arrange in the course of the protest. The metropolis’s municipality “cleaned up” the world following the incident, however the protests continued, Radio Free Europe reported.