Women 'warriors’ illegally taking apart water meters and posting their work online

The group have claimed they do not accept water meters

Women remove a water meter

Women remove a water meter

 

A group of women have allegedly joined forces to illegally remove water meters.

A video shows them taking the hated items out of the ground in an unknown location.

The Women Water Warriors Facebook page already has hundreds of likes and appears to be gathering support.

The group, which only started on Thursday, have claimed they do not accept water meters.

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They posted along with the video, which has been liked almost 1,000 times in less than 12 hours: “We are a collective of women, coming together for civil disobedience, and direct action, in the removal of water meters, because we already pay for our water.

“We do not accept that 133 litres is in anyway whatsoever sufficient for a daily allowance.

“We refuse to stand by and allow our water become a commodity to be sold.

“The continuation of meter installation, confirms our belief, that every meter installed is a step closer to privatization.

“We have been betrayed by our elected representatives, with false promises.

“We will continue with the removal of meters, as our democratic right to to have a peoples referendum, to enshrine our water in our constitution is being denied to the people of Ireland.

“Let the people decide, give us our referendum. Women Water Warriors.”

People have commented on the video with their support.

One wrote: “Life is very short. Fair play to these women for doing something they believe in.

“I would rather tell my grand kids that I fought a worthy fight win or fail.”

While another said: “Agree 100% nobody should be made to pay for water, it is everyone’s right.”

Under the Water Services Act 2007, it is an offence to ‘remove, damage, or impair’ the proper working of a water meter.

 

Source: Irish Mirror April 20 2017