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Bolivian Prostitutes Sew Mouths Shut

 - Oct 26, 2007
Prostitutes in Bolivia have literally sewn their mouths shut to protest the closing of local brothels and bars.

About 40 sex workers in El Alto have gone on a hunger strike, and are refusing to remove the stitching until Mayor Fanor Nava opens the brothels again.

"Tomorrow we will bury ourselves alive if we are not immediately heard," one sex worker was quoted by Yahoo news. "The mayor will have his conscience to answer to if there are any grave consequences, such as the death of my comrades."

The mayor ordered the establishments to shut down after locals grew concerned about underage drinking and escalated crime rates.

"Prostitution in Bolivia is legal but pimping is outlawed," Yahoo added.

The scariest part is that their next threat is to bury themselves alive. If they're willing to endure the physical pain of weaving a needle in an out between the flesh around their mouths, there's a good chance they're serious about crawling into their own graves too.