SFSU hunger striker hospitalized on 8th day of strike

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — One of the four San Francisco State University students on a hunger strike was hospitalized Monday night, according to organizers.

Julia Retzlaff, 19, was hospitalized around 10:30 p.m. after complaining of chest pain earlier in the day.

The four are on strike to call attention to alleged attacks by administrators against the university’s ethnic studies department.

Monday was the eighth day of the strike. The four participants are consuming liquids only.

The other three have been identified as Ahkeel Andres Mestayer, 20, Hassani Bell, 18, and Sachiel Rosen, 19.

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.

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