Actor and co-founder Matt Damon announces toilet strike

Posted: Tuesday 19th February 2013

At a press conference in Los Angeles, co-founder Matt Damon announces his strike to raise awareness for the water crisis.

Matt Damon protests lack of access to a toilet or basic sanitation for 2.5 billion people

Matt Damon, co-founder of, held a press conference where he announced that to protest the fact that 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation, he will be going on a "toilet strike*." Damon remained afterward to make appearances in videos by top talent on the YouTube platform designed to bring awareness and activism to the global water and sanitation crisis.

At the news conference, Damon pointed out that "780 Million people, that's twice the population of the United States, lack access to clean water." He then announced his "toilet strike," declaring: "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everyone has access to clean water and sanitation... I will not go to the bathroom."

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