A voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest, as by a prisoner.(noun)
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Use "hunger strike" in a sentence
"Pankaj Nangia/Associated Press Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced at a press conference he would continue his hunger strike in his ashram in Haridwar, India, June 5, 2011."
"In fact, the student strike never happened, but Vallejo Martinez went on a hunger strike by himself, eating nothing but lime water with sugar until he collapsed August 6 and was hospitalized and fed through tubes."
"The Tamil Tigers protest at Kirrabilli, like you said, it has been peaceful, but there are people threatening to go on hunger strike until they die, is that a concern?"