Deadly street protests over Iran water shortages – BBC News

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Security forces in Iran’s southwest Khuzestan province have been firing bullets at people protesting due to severe water shortages.

The shortages are happening in one of the country’s hottest regions, where temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius.

But the protests have developed into dissent against the government, the country’s Supreme Leader and have spread to different cities.

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    The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.

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