Skip to comments.Three Occupy D.C. members launch hunger strike
Posted on 12/09/2011 8:48:42 AM PST by freespirited
Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger strike Thursday, ceasing all eating in support of D.C. democracy and full voting rights for District residents.
But not until after breakfast.
Adrian Parsons, Sam Jewler and Kelly Mears began their fast at noon at McPherson Square Park in Northwest Washington.
Their last meal consisted of carrot juice, spinach juice, stir-fried vegetables and tofu.
At a news conference Thursday afternoon, protesters said they will sustain their hunger strike until D.C. is granted full voting representation in Congress. A shelter was erected for the three men to use during their hunger strike.
While the trio is part of the Occupy D.C. group that has been camped out in McPherson Square since early October, this is not an official Occupy D.C. event.
Dubbed Occupy the Vote D.C., the group calls for full legislative and budget autonomy as well as full representation and voting rights in Congress, according to the groups tumblr page.
The hunger strike is not sponsored by D.C. Vote, but the advocacy groups executive director did issue a statement. Like so many other Americans, Ilir Zherka said in a news release, they are sick and tired of DCs second class status.
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At least they had something hearty to tide them over.
HEY LOOK AT ME!!!
I give ‘em 24 hours.
If only the rest of them would do the same...
Yes, memories of Mitch Snyder.
I’s eat a Big Mac in front of them!
I wish they were near me. I’d eat a bucket of KFC in front of them.
This deserves coverage as in ‘news’?
They also pledged to refrain from hygiene.
DC could become part of Virginia or Maryland—problem solved.
We don’t need a city-state, which is what DC would be.
Can I watch?
Talk about a sense of self-importance
I remember when the code pink-Sheehan gals went on a “hunger strike” and were downing high calorie smoothies. Liquid meals, who cares.
Yeah, right. I knew the owners of the motel he'd slink off to to clean up and get comfortable after the press got their stories.
I'd rather starve too.
LOL. I'd bring the pizza. I'd make a lot of juicy, smacking noises just to make that thick, aromatic pizza sound like manna from heaven. "Ummmm. Yummy. So warm. Sooo good. Oh yeah!"
“the group calls for full legislative and budget autonomy as well as full representation and voting rights in Congress”
What does that mean?
Liberal food, liberal ideas, failed thought processes.