SFSU hunger striker hospitalized on 8th day

May 10, 2016 6:45 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco State University student on a hunger strike was hospitalized Monday night after complaining of chest pains.

KCBS reports that 19-year-old Julia Retzlaff was hospitalized on the eighth day of the strike.

She is one of four people on strike to call attention to alleged attacks by administrators against the university's ethnic studies department.

The hunger strikers are seeking to prompt administrators to allocate more money to the College of Ethnic Studies after money for two positions in the college was cut from the university's permanent budget.

A separate hunger strike in front of San Francisco City Hall ended over the weekend.

Five people refused to eat solid food for 17 days to protest at least two shooting deaths of minorities by police and the revelations that officers exchanged racist and homophobic text messages.


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