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Iran Arrests Several Protesting Over Isfahan Water Shortages

Iranians gather during a protest in Isfahan, on Nov. 19. 

Iranians gather during a protest in Isfahan, on Nov. 19. 

Photographer: Fatmeh Nasr/AFP/Getty Images

Iranian security forces arrested several people in public protests over water shortages in the central city of Isfahan, state TV reported. 

The arrests were made at a gathering staged by “anti-revolutionary” groups in the dried-up bed of the Zayandeh Rud river, local police chief Mohammadreza Mirheidari said in a televised interview late on Friday.