A calendar that shows them posing nude in the potholes
I t is not always easy to get politicians to pay attention to everyday complaints, especially when the subject is as mundane as bumpy roads. However, disgruntled citizens in Raipur, India, have found a novel way to highlight the problem: they are holding mock religious ceremonies to name the city's biggest potholes after prominent officials. Crumbling roads have triggered offbeat protests around the world, with fed-up citizens in Uganda opting to sell fish from water-filled holes and activists in Russia daubing neon paint around more than cavities. The people of the tiny town of Leader in Saskatchewan decided to take a Calendar Girls approach to their pothole problem.
People in a small town in western Canada are so fed up with the rotten state of their main road that they came up with an unusual form of protest - a calendar that shows them posing nude in the potholes. One inhabitant of Leader, Saskatchewan, is shown sitting in a canoe that is perched in a pothole. Another has his dignity preserved by a well-placed camera while a third man covers up with a strategic hubcap. Leader, a town of just 1, in a largely farming area of south-west Saskatchewan, says it can't afford to fix all its roads. They are many feet across and sometimes they're as deep as a foot deep and sometimes they will stretch for yards," Elhard told CBC television.
On Friday, people from Leader, Sask. It's a sign of progress for our whole area. And I tell you: there is optimism back in the country now. The road had become so poor that even the local ambulance drivers were reluctant to use the route. Broken axles and lost hubcaps were regular occurences.
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