Anna Hazare ends day-long fast

New Delhi: Anna Hazare and his supporters ended this evening their day-long fast to protest police crackdown against yoga guru Ramdev and his followers at Ramlila Maidan here.

Hazare, joined by his associates and a few thousand supporters, went on the hunger strike to protest the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev`s supporters during their agitation against corruption here on Saturday night, which he termed as a “blot on humanity” and attempt to “stifle democracy”.

He ended the fast at 6 pm.

Taking on the government, Hazare said that his agitation against corruption was the “second freedom struggle” and threatened another hunger strike from August 16 if Lokpal Bill is not passed by then.