Hunger Strikers

Some articles on hunger strikers, hunger, hunger striker:

Michael Gaughan (Irish Republican) - Force-feeding
... British policy at this time was to force feed hunger strikers ... According to the National Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee, "six to eight guards would restrain the prisoner and drag him or her by the hair to the top of the bed ... After a hunger strike that lasted 64 days, he died on Monday 3 June 1974, aged 24 years old ...
Tiananmen Square Protests Of 1989 - Protests Escalate - Gathering Momentum
... The hunger strike galvanized support for the students and aroused sympathy across the country ... in a large number of personnel to provide medical services to the hunger strikers on the Square ... to deal with the situation, as its authority and legitimacy gradually eroded, with the hunger strikers now occupying moral high ground ...
Palestinian Prisoners In Israel - Hunger Strikes - 2012 Mass Strikes
... to be a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, began a hunger strike in protest at what he claims were the violent circumstances of his arrest ... Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons reportedly joined Adnan in his hunger strike as an act of solidarity ... approximately 1,800 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons began a mass hunger strike in protest at the practice of administrative detention ...
Bobby Sands - Hunger Strike - Death - Reactions
... been "directly influenced by Bobby Sands", and instigated a successful Hunger Strike on Robben Island ... The Chicago Tribune wrote that "Mahatma Gandhi used the hunger strike to move his countrymen to abstain from fratricide ... right in refusing to yield political status to Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army hunger striker," but that by appearing "unfeeling and unresponsive" the British ...

Famous quotes containing the word hunger:

    They said they were an-hungry; sighed forth proverbs—
    That hunger broke stone walls, that dogs must eat,
    That meat was made for mouths, that the gods sent not
    Corn for the rich men only.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)