Hunger Strike

A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change. Most hunger strikers will take liquids but not solid food.

In cases where an entity (usually the state) has or is able to obtain custody of the hunger striker (such as a prisoner), the hunger strike is often terminated by the custodial entity through the use of force-feeding.

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Laurence Mc Keown - Freedom
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Famous quotes containing the words strike and/or hunger:

    Talk to me not of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    “Learn what is true, in order to do what is right,” is the summing up of the whole duty of man, for all who are unable to satisfy their mental hunger with the east wind of authority.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)