In El Salvador, government forces are being accused of a crackdown on a protest against privatizing water.

On Monday, Salvadorian police opened fire and shot tear gas at a rally organized by the Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES). Thirteen people were arrested, including four CRIPDES leaders.

Comment July 5th: The privatization of water is an abomination in the eyes of the LORD. First they wanted to privately own the land. They charge their brothers and sisters to eat. Now they want to privately own all the water to drink and bathe, etc. They will force their fellow human beings (relatives all) to die of thirst for the sake of mammon. Next, they will want to privately own the air to breathe. This is all unholy. It all comes from the devil.

Tom Usher

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.