Hunger strikers receive high ranking support

  • 1998-08-13
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Environmental activists on a hunger strike outside the Lithuanian embassy in Riga have received support from high-ranking officials this week.The protesters have been living in tents on the lawn outside the embassy for the past three weeks. During the day they are collecting signatures against the construction of an offshore oil terminal at Butinge, just a kilometer and a half from the Latvian border.Latvian Foreign Minister Valdis Birkavs was the first prominent government official to lend his support to the protesters by signing their petition. Within a week, virtually all governme...
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