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Matt Damon on strike for clean water and sanitation

February 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Actor Matt Damon told reporters on Tuesday that he will not use the bathroom until the world water crisis has been solved, according to the Huffington Post.

matt damon clean water press conferenceThe strike, however, isn't so much serious as part of a viral three-minute video released by Damon's nonprofit group aimed at raising awareness for the "millions of people who lack clean water and basic sanitation," the article stated.

According to the article, the video, a mock press conference, features Damon mixing key facts about the water crisis with humor.

"In protest of this global tragedy — until this issue is resolved, until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation — I will not go to the bathroom,” Damon says in the awareness video.

Damon uses his star power to tell "dumbfounded" journalists about World Toilet Day, an event held each November in order to raise awareness for the billions of people without access to toilets, the article noted.

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