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UK activist enters day 10 of strike


Veteran British anti-war campaigner Barbara Tucker has entered her 10th day of hunger strike in London’s Parliament Square in protest against her numerous “unlawful” arrests for condemning the government’s role in illegal wars across the world.

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UK activist enters day 10 of strike

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 17:01:50 GMT

Veteran British anti-war campaigner Barbara Tucker has entered her 10th day of hunger strike in London’s Parliament Square in protest against her numerous “unlawful” arrests for condemning the government’s role in illegal wars across the world.

The Australian-born activist has been campaigning at the peace camp in the British capital along with the late Brian Haw for the last seven years, during which she has been arrested an estimated 47 times and imprisoned twice without trial.

The peace campaigner started her hunger strike on 27 December, 2012, with the aim of serving as an example for others to shame the UK government into acting.

“I did not come to Parliament Square to die and I do not want to die. I came to Parliament Square because people everywhere are entitled to – live – in peace, without the constant illegal wars being waged by government,” she said.

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