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3 of 4 Occupy DC hunger strikers end fasts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Three of the four Occupy D.C. protesters who pledged to refuse food until Congress took action to give representation to the District of Columbia have ended their fast.

Adrian Parsons, 29, of Washington, left, who has been on a hunger strike for a week hoping to gain full voting rights for D.C., is hugged by his girfriend Meg Walsh, 22, as he checks Twitter on an iPad at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington. (Photo: Associated Press)

Sam Jewler tells The Associated Press he ended his hunger strike Monday afternoon after 11 days.

He drank coconut water, then had a bowl of miso broth and some hummus, which he says has never tasted so good. He says he was pressured by his family and advised by his physician to end the strike.

Jewler says fellow striker Kelly Mears broke his fast Thursday night, and Joe Gray ended his Sunday night. He says both had medical complications. Adrian Parsons is continuing his fast.

Jewler says the strike has brought needed attention to the issue of voting rights for the district.

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