Following Anna’s footsteps, they fast on

August 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) A group of protesters here continued its fast in support of activist Anna Hazare’s hunger-strike for a stronger Lokpal bill for the fifth day Saturday.

According to India Against Corruption (IAC), the outfit which is supporting Hazare in his anti-corruption campaign, the total number of people on indefinite fast has increased to 41 and those on relay fast to five.

“The group which has been fasting since Tuesday has gone without food for over 100 hours,” an IAC statement said here.

On Friday, N. Balaji, who had been fasting, had to be hospitalised. Appa Indravel, an 81-year-old man, is also among those fasting.

IAC said the protesters’ spirits were high, though physically they were weak.

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