When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

18 March 2006

Protesters Say Water Wars Turning Deadly

Water is worth fighting for -- even to the death, activists holding an 'alternate' forum outside the world water summit said Friday. That attitude might seem strange in developed countries, where water flows at the touch of a faucet. But it isn't nearly as accessible in the developing world.

And water wars aren't an apocalyptic vision of the future. They're already starting to happen, the protesters say.

"We've been beaten, we've been jailed, some of us have even been killed, but we're not going to give up," said Marco Suastegui, who marched alongside about 10,000 protesters Thursday outside a convention center where the international Fourth World Water Forum is being held.
Protesters Say Water Wars Turning Deadly - AP via Yahoo! News

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