Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 4:27 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Thursday, December 15, join the OWS Hunger Strikers for a national 24-hour fast to protest the violent evictions across the country that have robbed the Occupy Movement of our right to free speech and assembly. Thursday will be the thirteenth day of the hunger strike for space.
"For us, space is not a mere necessity- a place to lay our head, to eat our meals, to congregate and assemble- it is also a symbol and a direct action," said Diego Ibanez, one of the hunger strikers. "Literally, vacant lots are voids that we fill with physical representations of our concerns, hopes, fears and dreams."
The strike starts on Thursday at 12:01am. Wear a white armband reading, "Hunger Strike" or "SOLIDARITY" Take the fast to your work, school or occupation.
Use this special day to:
REMEMBER all those occupations that have been evicted, and those who are currently on hunger strikes around the world.
REFLECT on the future of the movement and your future space.
FEEL united with the sense that no matter what happens, we've begun something beautiful, strong and resilient.
SOLIDARITY, OWS Hunger Strikers