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Anna's supporters celebrate end of fast

08-29-2011 09:22 BJT

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Supporters of Anna Hazare have been celebrating across India, after the activist broke his 12-day-long fast. It follows an agreement by the Indian government to draft new anti-corruption laws.

A number of demonstrators have been fasting alongside Hazare since August 16th, and have now dropped their protest. But many are warning the government that they will continue their campaign against political and institutionalized corruption.

Protesters say the movement has led to a nationwide awakening on the issue.

Supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare shout pro-Hazare slogans as they celebrate after Hazare announced his decision to end his fast at Ramlila grounds in New Delhi August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi


Hazare, center, waves to the crowd after emerging from the gates of Tihar Prison, where he had been held since his Aug. 16 arrest. Nearly 2,000 men, women and children had gathered outside the jail Friday morning to catch a glimpse of the white-clad activist, who has channeled the tactics of freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi into his fight to force the government to adopt his proposals for stricter anti-corruption laws. Saurabh Das / AP



Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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