Iran dispatched anti-riot forces to crack down on protesting farmers

Iranian officials dispatched anti-riot forces to crack down on a rally held on March 2, by farmers in Varzaneh, in Isfahan Province.
The state forces tried to disrupt their gathering, beating the protesting farmers.
Farmers in Varzaneh staged a protest rally on Saturday, March 2, 2018, continuing their series of protests against the lack and halt of water rights.
The people and farmers of Varzaneh have been rallying and marching since Wednesday, February 28th, in protest of their lack of water distribution for their farms.
Water rights generally include the contribution of water to a village, farm, garden or house from the waters of rivers, springs, aqueducts, underground waters or wells at certain known hours and amounts.
The farmers of Eastern Isfahan had been benefiting from their water rights since the time of the Sheikh Baha’i, but after the continuous droughts in Iran, no water rights were allocated to the Varzaneh area for neither spring plantings nor was their watering allocated for the autumn plantings.

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