Occupy D.C. Faction Says No Meals Without Representation, Will Stage Public Hunger Strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three members of a protest group calling itself “Occupy the Vote D.C.” say they are embarking on a hunger strike to publicize long-standing demands for full voting rights for residents of the nation’s capital.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the three protesters will cease eating in support of aims they called “D.C. democracy.” Many District residents and elected leaders have sought full representation and voting rights in Congress over recent decades.

It was unclear whether the three protesters would accept liquid nourishment. The report said the three chose McPherson Square Park as the scene of their fast. That square and other sites in the capital have been frequent rallying points for Occupy movement protesters who have largely demonstrated peacefully despite sporadic confrontations with police.

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  • RTC

    Why can’t more “occupiers” take the same kind of action … it would go a long way to solving the problem.

    • Nick

      I would prefer they protest by self-immolation like buddhist monks, or mistreated Tunisian shopkeepers.

      • Mannie

        I’ll contribute the gasoline and marshmallows.

      • Spanky

        Surely they’d prefer corn-based ethanol over fossil fuels!

      • wounded_defecators (project)

        Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
        Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thank you heroes for all of your service.
        For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers, lest the streets flow with blood.

    • Pas De Deux

      I Heartily Concur… This Group Would Have Us Believe That They Are The Sole Proprietor Of Governmental Discontent And That They Alone Possess The Singular Answer To Changing A Dysfunctional Government. To The Exclusion Of All Else They Demand That Not Only The Government, But That The De Jure Citizens Acquiesce To Their Authoritarian Occupancy. While Most Individuals Find Agreement In Ending The Influence Money Has Over Our Representatives In Government, That Commonality Of Thought Ceases There. This Horde Specifically Denies “Individual Rights”. They Espouse: Banning Private Ownership Of Land; Banning Individual Wealth; Banning Individual Gun Ownership; Banning Individual Workplace Choice; Banning Individual Jurisprudence And An Ad Nauseam Abnegation Of The “Individual”… It Is Time To Severely Discipline These Wayward Children And The Dysfunctional Government that Tolerates Them. Keep In Mind They Both Believe You Should Give Them All You Presently Own. They Feel No Great Compunction To Earn Their Keep…

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    • nocturnesthesia

      Maybe if more people followed the example, we can get the obesity level under 30%.

  • charlie

    no one cares if they eat or dont eat the occupiers mean nothing to us

    • Justin Tyme

      I’m guessing they will sneak out for snacks…..they have the cowardice of their convictions, poor babies…

  • Troy Young

    Oh man! I’d love to set up a mobile taco, pizza, or hot pretzel stand right in front of ’em!

    • charlie

      they have not taken a bath and there stench would overpower the great smell of your truck

    • Yashreka

      What do you expect to be paid with? IOU’s?

    • Mr. Truth

      That’d be great!

    • Jeff Cooper

      Excellent idea and very capitalistic of you.

  • gram

    Not even free food?

    • Chris

      I don’t think that they could resist any free handout. It’s just not in their DNA.

    • Richard

      they dont have a job…..everything they eat is free……

  • pitter43

    Maybe they should just hold their breath LOL.

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    Oh please, don’t do us any favors. These clowns rank right up there with Barry for as much as the real 99% care about them.

  • Joe Nelson

    No one cares if they eat or not!

    Why is this even “news”?

    • charlie

      its news cause if they starve obummer can blame it on bush

  • Sarge

    Now if we can only get them to stop defecating.

    • Scottiedont

      I’d say their not eating will handle that.

      Police cars and street lamps everywhere will feel safe once again.

  • Interested

    Hey, will that mean they will quit sharting on everything.

  • Interested

    Only if they were as interested in hard work, self responsibility and fiscal responsibility as making arses of themselves.

    Oh well, not everyone can be a member of civilized society.

  • brewitstrong

    Please, oh please stop eating. The world would smell better and besides, I hear human ash makes fertilizer.

    • Jack Tripodous


  • Truly perplexed

    When will they actually protest those in government that took all the money from the banks and then bailed them all out?

  • Roger

    SHOW ME what Starvation death looks like.. THIS IS what starvation death looks like

  • Jack Tripodous

    Great! They should set up a web cam because I would pay good money to watch a few of those lowlife tramps attempt to starve themselves to death. I’m betting they last up to 36, maybe even 48 hours!!!

  • Carl Curmudgeon

    This should cut down on public defecation and excrement on police cars…

  • lastmanonthewall

    If they stop eating , they WILL stop defecating! Problem solved!

  • J

    Maybe they think it will help keep their living areas clean because then they won’t have to poop.

  • still don't care

    When are these “occupiers” going to realize that nobody gives a sh!t?

  • Chas

    Fasting huh? Have the advanced diretive ready! Three less in the Square, more room for taxpaying citizens.

  • Jon

    So don’t eat no one cares. This movement was dead over 2 months ago.

  • Chris

    If D.C. were majority Republican voters, or even if they were a swing district, I guarantee you that they would not lift a finger to get D.C. full representation, let alone go on a hunger strike.

    • Josh Biggs

      Representation is for the independent states of the union not a gov’t run city state. Maybe you should simply keep your residency in your state of origin.

  • Jay

    Great idea! then they will stop defecating in public! Win-win!

  • Josh Biggs

    So if they start eating before the crisis is solved that makes them hypocrites…. If they really had a core belief they would die before taking another bite of food.

  • john chrislip

    No one really cares what these spoiled children do. Think of them no more.

  • David Huser

    According to the Daily Rash, Occupy Wall Street organizers are using prostitutes to deter rapists at demonstration sites. At least they’re trying to clean things up a bit. http://www.thedailyrash.com/occupy-wall-street-hires-prostitutes-to-combat-rising-rape-allegations

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