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SFSU Hunger Striker Hospitalized On 8th Day

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco State University student on hunger strike has been 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.

She was one of four people 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 in which participants are consuming liquids only, according to SFSU Professor Andrew Jolivette.

Jolivette identified the other three 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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