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Day 8 Of SFSU Student Hunger Strike To Save Ethnic Studies Department

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Four San Francisco State University students will continue a hunger strike Monday to call attention to alleged attacks by administrators against the university's ethnic studies department.

Monday is the eighth day of the strike in which the four are consuming liquids only, San Francisco State University Professor Andrew Jolivette.

For the last two days the four have been seen by doctors and the four are okay, he said.

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Jolivette identified the four as Ahkeel Andres Mestayer, 20, Hassani Bell, 18, Sachiel Rosen, 19 and Julia Retzlaff, 19.

The four 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.

The hunger strikers will continue their strike Monday morning in an encampment in front of the university's library.

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