London Lite Friday, 9 October 2009 5 POLICE CLAIM TAMIL PROTESTER ATE TAKEAWAY IN HIS TENT BY KEVIN WIDDOP From Page 1 ....inaxxxxxx MostWanted This weeks fastest selling tickets... 1 30 Seconds To Mars, KoKo (16 Nov) 2 Capital Radio -- The Jingle Bell Ball, The O2 (5 Dec) 3 Beyonc, The O2, 14 & 16 Nov 4 Muse, The O2, 12 & 13 Nov 5 New England Patriots vs tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wembley Stadium, 25 Oct 6 Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Wembley Arena, 22 & 23 Oct 7 Arctic Monkeys, Wembley Arena, 17 & 18 Nov 8 Florence + The Machine, Brixton Academy, 13 & 14 Dec 9 The Temper Trap, KoKo, 21 Dec 10 Eric Clapton, right, The O2, 13 & 14 Feb Chart compiled by Seatwave Keiras stage debut will be inWestEnd KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is to make her stage debut in the West End. The film actress will star in a new version of one of Frances most famous comedies, Molires The Misanthrope. The fresh version will be set in modern-day London. She will play Jennifer, the love interest of lead character Alceste, to be played by Damian Lewis. The 24-year-old Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates Of The Caribbean actress is said to be nervous about her first appearance on a London stage. Also in the play, directed by Thea Sharrock, will be Tara Fitzgerald and Dominic Rowan. The Misanthrope is scheduled to run at the Comedy Theatre from 7 December to 13 March.Nerves: Keira Knightley 7mhunger striker was McFakin it Obamahasgivenpeoplehope A HUNGER striker at the centre of one of Britains longest-running protests was today accused of tucking into McDonalds meals during the rally. Parameswaran Subramaniyan decided to fast for 24 days after finding out five of his relatives, including his mother, had died in Sri Lankas civil war. From 7 April he lay in a tent in Parliament Square as Tamil supporters protested about the plight of civilians in the country. Today the 28-year-old has been accused of lying by police sources. They say their surveillance teams, using specialist monitoring equipment, have evidence of him eating fast-food meals in his tent during the protests. His supporters say it is almost impos- sible he could have been eating as he was guarded by paramedics around the clock after becoming critically weak. Suren Surendiran, who was at the protests, said: Being watched all day, it would have been impossible for him to be handed McDonalds meals without them noticing. The demonstrations were launched to convince Britain to intervene in the civil war. Scotland Yard figures show they cost taxpayers 7.1 m in police overtime. Officers said they decided not to expose Mr Subramaniyans secret feasts at the time for fear it would provoke a riot. One Met insider said: In view of the overtime bill, this has got to be the most expensive Big Mac ever. During the protests, Dr Josephine Francis, a consultant in microbiology at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup who conducted tests on Mr Subramaniyan, warned he was on the brink of kidney failure. Mr Surendiran said: There are doctors reports. Where is the polices evidence? Scotland Yard said it would not discuss the issue or claims that officers received intelligence that Mr Subramaniyan was being secretly fed. Fast or fast food? Parameswaran Subramaniyan in his Parliament Square tent global mission for nuclear disarmament. A committee spokesman said: Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the worlds attention and given its people hope for a better future... he has created a new climate in international politics. Asked why the peace prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took office, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: Because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve. We want to advocate the same as he has done. President Obama said today he was humbled by the award. He is the third serving US president to get the prize, after Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Flashpoint: Police tackle Tamil protesters index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html