ISFAHAN, Iran -- Protesters in the Iranian town of Varzaneh clashed with police this week after more than a month of demonstrations against the government's diversion of water from central Isfahan Province to other regions.
Photos and videos received by RFE/RL from citizen journalists show protesters setting buses ablaze during clashes on February 27-28.
Witnesses used social media to report that dozens were injured in the clashes with authorities and many were arrested.
The reports have not been independently confirmed.
The protesters say that a pipeline is diverting water from the Zayandehrood River and is leaving their area parched.
The protests reportedly first turned violent on February 27 after demonstrators damaged the pipeline.