Occupy Activist on Hunger Strike to Pressure Trinity Church on Charges

June 06, 2012
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An Occupy Wall Street protester says he has gone on hunger strike and has stopped taking his AIDS medications to protest trespassing charges against activists who were arrested at New York’s Trinity Church on December 17. Jack Boyle, who is 57, has been on hunger strike and without medication for roughly two weeks. Protesters have asked the church, one of the city’s largest landowners, to "forgive us our trespasses," a reference to a phrase in the Lord’s Prayer. The arrests occurred when protesters scaled a fence onto church-owned property after Trinity refused to give them sanctuary following their eviction from Zuccotti Park. Many of those arrested are due in court next week.