WASHINGTON — Adrian Parsons started off his new year with some coconut water and broth.

Parsons and three other Occupy DC demonstrators stopped eating on Dec. 8, vowing not to consume anything other than water and vitamins until D.C. had been granted budgetary and legislative autonomy and full voting rights. Eleven days in, only Parsons was the still fasting. He made it nearly two weeks longer.

Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, Parsons posted to Facebook that he was planning to end the strike. The broth, he said in a phone interview late Sunday night, “tastes like liquid chicken,” and he was so taken with the coconut water — mixed with a little honey — that he felt as if he could “smell the flowers the bees made the honey from.”

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