Hunger strike ends on a high note

  • 1998-09-03
  • By Daniel Silva
RIGA - He lost 15 kilos, living on vitamin-added fruit juice in a tent outside the Lithuanian embassy for 42 days, but for Janis Borgs, satisfaction comes from a sense that his actions have made a difference. As the protest action against the Butinge oil terminal came to a close Aug. 31, Borgs, and the 24 other activists who joined him in his hunger strike for shorter periods of time, reflected on the impact they have had on public opinion."One of our goals was to make this more than a one-day action. We wanted to make it a long term event so people would reflect on the issues," said Arvids...
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