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- n. A voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest, as by a prisoner.
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- n. a fast undertaken as a means of protest, often by a prisoner
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- n. a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
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Pankaj Nangia/Associated Press Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced at a press conference he would continue his hunger strike in his ashram in Haridwar, India, June 5, 2011.
"The meeting ended very badly," Roberto Escudero recalled, and the CNH moved on to the rally at which they were to announce a hunger strike for political prisoners for the next ten days until the opening day of the Olympics.
In fact, the student strike never happened, but Vallejo Martinez went on a hunger strike by himself, eating nothing but lime water with sugar until he collapsed August 6 and was hospitalized and fed through tubes.
The Tamil Tigers protest at Kirrabilli, like you said, it has been peaceful, but there are people threatening to go on hunger strike until they die, is that a concern?
On July 18, the government noted, a communist student group had a meeting about the possibility of a student hunger strike in support of Demetrio Vallejo Martinez, in prison since he led the 1958 railway workers strike.