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Cranleigh Man On Hunger Strike

Published on: 20 Nov, 2019
Updated on: 21 Nov, 2019

Nik Huddy, part of the family team that operates the “For Earth’s sake” zero waste shop in Cranleigh, has gone on hunger strike to force a change of heart from the government on climate change.

Nik Huddy on hunger strike in Cranleigh. He will continue his lonely vigil each day in Stocklund Square for at least a week.

Sitting, surrounded by placards, in the centre of Stocklund Square in Cranleigh, Mr Huddy said: “I am one of more than 200 around the world doing this. I will not be eating for at least seven days and more if I can.”

The action is part of the Extinction Rebellion Global Strike which wants politicians to “tell the truth” about the climate emergency; to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2025 and stop biodiversity loss and to go beyond politics with ideas such as citizens’ assemblies.

Nik was just under 10 stone before he started his fast on Monday. His daughter, Chanelle Pink, voiced her concerns when she brought him a hot drink and a hot water bottle. Chanelle said: “I am a bit worried because I don’t want him to lose too much weight. But he is very brave and I’m all behind him.”

Nik Huddy with his daughter, Chanelle Pink on the right and an XR supporter, Louisa.

Reaction by the public was generally positive. One woman walked across the square to speak to The Guildford Dragon NEWS and said: “I think that he is brave and courageous to act instead of just talking. Whatever my views, I admire him for acting on what he believes in.”

Nik said: “I’ve had no negative comments so far. School children are the most positive. They just come up and chat.”

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  1. Julia Shaw Reply

    November 21, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Wow! So brave well done.

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