Chimedtseren Byambajar - Mongolia
This struggle took place because the youth of that time opposed and fought against the Communist regime of that time to bring down one-party domination, to create a free market, to declare a democracy and human rights and to change the society of that time, which was wrong. This struggle began by the biggest type of political struggle- the hunger strike. The reason why is that period was a communist society. We and our youth had a chance to change that society without making a war and causing a confrontation, and the only thing they had was their body from their parents and given by God. Our friends staked their life and came here to change these things into freedom and fought for it. Then we called this the Hunger strike of Khuvsgul.
… I really saw that the people who staked their own lives to change society were really courageous people. I did not participate in the hunger strike personally and I pitied them sometimes. Just to give you an example, I came in the morning to my home to have a meal and also had a meal in the afternoon and in the evening. In the meantime, I got hungry. But how about these people, how many days did they go hungry without any food? And I saw that struggling this way takes a lot of courage. It was a wonderful thing. I understood from these people how powerful this struggle is, how dear this struggle is for the motherland, and also to create a democracy. I did not understand it before. I understood from these youth. Therefore, these people are really amazing, brave and had a lot of energy coming from them. They fought for this thing, and I am really proud of them. I still respect and love them.