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Photos from the Women's March on the WTO Protests; Hong Kong, Day 4, page 2
Women marching against the WTO, from Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia—working in the sex industry, as farmers, or as college professors—held colorful, multi-lingual banners and signs.
Bedecked in purple scarves bearing the words “No to WTO/ Kong Yee Sai Mau” women and other allies of women’s struggles made their way steadily past an endless onslaught of bustling traffic. The atmosphere was convivial as demonstrators sand, cheered, waved and engaged with a reserved but seemingly receptive public.
This person is 67 years old. She once was a rice farmer. It is now impossible to make a living as a farmer; now she is a sex worker.