Italy has been in the throes of an economic crisis for some time now. Unemployment is high and people are having trouble keeping up with their bills. As such many citizens are having their municipal water service shut off. Outraged by this, "water rights" activists have been sneaking out and turning people's taps back on under cover of night and they've been doing it dressed like the only famous plumber ever, Super Mario.


In the video below you can see them in action. It should be noted that unlike videogame plumbers, the activists' antics aren't under any obligation to be fun action platforming romps. It's mostly just wrenches and pipes.



We think we saw one of them wearing a fake moustache for dramatic effect, but then again this is Italy, so the resemblance might have been unintended.


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