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Trinidad hunger striker back outside PM's office
Associated Press
2012-11-27 04:06 AM
An increasingly frail activist in Trinidad who has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks has returned to the prime minister's office to protest a highway expansion project in the Caribbean country.

Police kept activist Wayne Kublasingh and a small group of fellow protesters away from the sidewalk outside the office of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. The protesters stayed in the street much of Monday until Kublasingh was taken back home in an ambulance hired by his family. Kublasingh was treated Friday with IV fluids. A university lecturer who has long been an environmental activist in Trinidad and Tobago, he is protesting a highway expansion that will destroy several hundred homes and wetlands.

Persad-Bissessar says the expansion is needed for the country's development.

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