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Trinidad hunger striker ends protest

Last Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 23:14

Port-of-Spain: An emaciated activist in Trinidad has ended his hunger strike over a highway extension project.

On the 21st day of a hunger strike, Wayne Kublalsingh said yesterday that he was satisfied that his demands have been met by the government and an independent committee. They have pledged to undertake a scientific and economic review of the road project within 60 days.

Kublalsingh tells reporters that he was heading to a medical facility "to see what condition my body is in." He says he lost more than 40 pounds while refusing food and water.
On Monday, the independent panel announced it would undertake a scientific review of the highway extension project.

Kublalsingh has argued the project as planned would harm the lives of families in 13 villages and severely damage wetlands.


First Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 23:14

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