For weeks Parameswaran Subramaniyan lay in a tent outside the Houses of Parliament as Tamils protested about the plight of relatives under attack in Sri Lanka.
At one stage, his supporters claimed he was 'critically weak'.
The protest finally ended in June, but two revelations put it back in the spotlight yesterday.
First, police said it had left them with a £7.1million overtime bill.
Then it emerged that Mr Subramaniyan, 28, had eased his ordeal by secretly eating McDonald's burgers. More...