Iranians Hold Huge Anti-Government Protest After Key River Completely Dries Up

Tehran, Iran – Thousands of protesters have gathered in Isfahan in central Iran to demand the revival of a major river that has dried up.

Footage broadcast by state television and dozens of videos circulating on social media on Friday showed a sea of farmers and other people standing on a huge barren strip of dirt where the major Zayandeh Rud River used to flow, near the iconic Khaju Bridge in Isfahan province.

“Give Isfahan its breath, give our Zayandeh Rud back,” the protesters chanted. Some called for “equality and justice”.