Knocking on the doors of UN even in the hospital – Day 29 Update
Dorjee Gyalpo la who was forcibly removed from the hunger strike site on Monday by NYPD is continuing his hunger strike in the hospital.
The doctor advised him again this morning to eat considering his grave health but he refused. He even refused the doctor to contact his family to update on his health saying “I have already told my family that whatever happens to me is something they should be proud of”. He asked the doctor to contact the UN instead and tell them to respond to the 5-point appeals of the hunger strikers.
The hunger strike was broadcast live on VOA Kunleng.
Reuters, CBC, New Yorker and The Daily interviewed the hunger strikers.
Choesang Rinpoche and a group of monks from Drepung Loseling visited the hunger strikers to show their solidarity and performed prayers.
Ngawang Sangdrol la, one of the Drapchi 14 and former political prisoner offered khatas to the hunger strikers to show her solidarity.
Dechen Dorjee, former executive member of RTYC NY/NJ offered khatas to the hunger strikers on behalf of RTYC Kathmandu.
Jigme and Tsering Choedup of ITN visited the hunger strikers to show their solidarity.
Kalsang la, President of RTYC Vermont visited the hunger strikers to show their solidarity.
John Isom from Tibet Justice Centre visited the hunger strikers to show their solidarity.
Members of New York Sangha Community organized a protest rally in front of the Chinese Consulate and to UN.
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