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It seems a controversy has broken out in Cincinnati over the temporary shuttering of the public restrooms in Washington Park. Homeless activists say the closure has left the city’s street wanderers without a place to do their human business in comfort. That's bullshit, they say.
The Associated Press reports that in order to raise awareness of the issue, activists are planning a protest today outside the offices of the non-profit developer currently renovating the park. See, the closure is only temporary, and activists want temporary bathrooms installed in the meantime.
Oh, and we’re not talking about your everyday canned public protest. They’re planning a “protest performance,” which will include props and a dramatic reading of the classic tome, “Everyone Poops.” So instead of people vocalizing their unrest en masse, you’ll have whoever shows up standing around awkwardly while performers preen and read a kids’ book on shitting in the name of social justice. Who says the spirit of the ‘60s is dead?
And again, the bathroom situation is temporary, so there’s no underlying ire here over budget cuts or bled-dry social services programs — you know, things that actually might deserve some noise.
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