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Three Occupy D.C. members launch hunger strike
Wapo ^ | 12/08/44 | Maggie Fazeli Fard

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 group’s tumblr page.

The hunger strike is not sponsored by D.C. Vote, but the advocacy group’s executive director did issue a statement. “Like so many other Americans,” Ilir Zherka said in a news release, “they are sick and tired of DC’s second class status.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dcstatehood; hungerstrike; occupydc; ows
This is not about statehood, it's about promoting themselves. Some of these folks have become addicted to publicity.
1 posted on 12/09/2011 8:48:45 AM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited
Their last meal consisted of carrot juice, spinach juice, stir-fried vegetables and tofu.

At least they had something hearty to tide them over.

2 posted on 12/09/2011 8:49:53 AM PST by wideawake
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To: freespirited

HEY LOOK AT ME!!!

I give ‘em 24 hours.


3 posted on 12/09/2011 8:50:47 AM PST by Obadiah (Obama's America: His Own Private Venezuela)
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To: freespirited

If only the rest of them would do the same...


4 posted on 12/09/2011 8:52:07 AM PST by buzzyboop (I am Sarah Palin.)
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To: freespirited

Yes, memories of Mitch Snyder.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 8:53:57 AM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: freespirited

I’s eat a Big Mac in front of them!


6 posted on 12/09/2011 8:54:40 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: freespirited

I wish they were near me. I’d eat a bucket of KFC in front of them.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 8:56:25 AM PST by Brownie63
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To: freespirited

This deserves coverage as in ‘news’?


8 posted on 12/09/2011 8:57:46 AM PST by yoe
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To: Brownie63

They also pledged to refrain from hygiene.


9 posted on 12/09/2011 9:01:33 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: freespirited

DC could become part of Virginia or Maryland—problem solved.

We don’t need a city-state, which is what DC would be.


10 posted on 12/09/2011 9:02:04 AM PST by Brookhaven
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To: freespirited
Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger strike Thursday

Can I watch?

Talk about a sense of self-importance

11 posted on 12/09/2011 9:02:56 AM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: freespirited

I remember when the code pink-Sheehan gals went on a “hunger strike” and were downing high calorie smoothies. Liquid meals, who cares.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 9:05:28 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: maineman
I remember when that guy came to VT. He was going to do his thing in some school bus, iirc.

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.

13 posted on 12/09/2011 9:07:55 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: freespirited
Have they signed their organ donor cards - not that anybody would have them?
14 posted on 12/09/2011 9:08:51 AM PST by Truth29
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To: freespirited
Their last meal consisted of carrot juice,spinach juice, stir-fried vegetables and tofu.

I'd rather starve too.

15 posted on 12/09/2011 9:11:33 AM PST by Washi
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To: freespirited
Who cares? They'll eat when they get hungry enough. If not, they're dumbasses.
16 posted on 12/09/2011 9:14:28 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 2nd Amendment
I’s eat a Big Mac in front of them!

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!"

17 posted on 12/09/2011 9:19:15 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: freespirited

“the group calls for full legislative and budget autonomy as well as full representation and voting rights in Congress”

What does that mean?


18 posted on 12/09/2011 9:27:23 AM PST by babyfreep
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To: wideawake

Liberal food, liberal ideas, failed thought processes.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 9:27:27 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: freespirited
Awesome! Less "intake" means less or no "poop"


20 posted on 12/09/2011 9:29:15 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: babyfreep
“the group calls for full legislative and budget autonomy as well as full representation and voting rights in Congress”

I doubt these loons know what it means. My guess would be two U.S. senators and a voting Congresscritter, along with abolishing Congressional oversight over the city.

21 posted on 12/09/2011 9:31:57 AM PST by freespirited
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To: wideawake

What’s the over/under on it NOT really being their last meal?


22 posted on 12/09/2011 9:47:08 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: freespirited
  You could make D.C smaller so that most of the current residents could become residents of Maryland and vote as Maryland citizens. If D.C. becomes a state, we should really push for Houston, Texas to become a state as well.
23 posted on 12/09/2011 10:00:30 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: freespirited

If what they ate was my last meal, I too would go on a hunger strike.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 10:05:09 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: massgopguy

At last! A promise they might keep!


25 posted on 12/09/2011 10:48:12 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: freespirited
ONLY 3?
Come on . . . . Get more than 3.
I will eat the prime rib for them. . . .
26 posted on 12/09/2011 11:23:30 AM PST by DeaconRed (I know how to get Grinch Ginrich to drop in the poles. He will if I endorse him. All my others did)
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To: wideawake

Haha, also my first thought.


27 posted on 12/09/2011 11:27:32 AM PST by WPaCon
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To: WPaCon

Need to bring the bar-b-ques and the smokers over there, and cook lots and lots of meat


28 posted on 12/09/2011 11:53:26 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Brookhaven; All
DC could become part of Virginia or Maryland—problem solved.

No, VIRGINIA does not want DC, md can take it, its on their side of the river anyways!
29 posted on 12/09/2011 12:54:04 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: All
How long does it take to starve to death?

let the countdown begin
30 posted on 12/09/2011 12:57:55 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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