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Water War Hit Stockholm Friday

By KJ Mullins     Aug 9, 2008 in Lifestyle
The mighty residents of southern Stockholm went up against their northern foes on Friday in a city wide water war. 'Luther Blisset" called residents to arms on Facebook.
The 'Battle of Stockholm' had the red team of Arme Sud pit against the blue team of Arme Nord in the heart of Old Town from 3pm to 10 pm Friday. The independence of the Old Town was defended by Gamla Stan's Arme suited up in green.
Last week 'Luther Blisset' issued the call on Facebook and by Thursday 7,358 had taken the call for certain. Another 9,000 were hedging their bets with a maybe reply.
"The goal is to have fun and force back the enemy as best you can!" Blisset wrote.
"It is a water fight. There was a food and water fight between two districts of Berlin last year. But we have limited the weapons to water - water does not make such a mess," said DJ Johannes Eriksson of Armé Nord to Dagens Nyheter.
The Stockholm police were on hand to keep a watchful eye on the playful fight.
"People should be able to spray water on each other if it is done in a playful manner, but if it gets out of hand and they use things other than water pistols then we will naturally put a stop to it," said Kjell Lindgren of Stockholm police to Dagens Nyheter.
The playful fight was moved to the grassy area of Gardet Friday afternoon to spare the innocent who would be in Old Town.
The victor has yet to be announced.
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