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“Water as a Human Right!” is a European Citizens Initiative (ECI), and the campaign covers all EU Members States.
Today, June 21st, trade unionists, environmentalists and citizens in several European cities will collect signatures to reclaim water as a common good and not a commodity.
Many actions will take place in cities and towns associated with symbolic and worldly renowned fountains such as the Fontana di Trevi in Rome or the Manneken Pis in Brussels. Photos and actions will take place in Copenhagen, Prague, Ankara, Bournemouth, Rome, Manchester, Ghent, Berlin, Munich, Brussels, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Hamburg, Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Leipzig and many others.
See photos of the different events on the campaign's website.
From today many other cities will be collecting signatures during the summer events or profiting of different mobilisations in defense of the welfare state and public services like the “blue tide” in Madrid on June 24.
“Today we launch the street signature collection” said Citizens Committee and EPSU President, Anne Marie-Perret, “with this campaign we want to make the link between water as a Human Right and the International Public Services Day on June 23”.
The Citizens Committee counts to collect over a million signatures by may 2013.