07/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Berkeley Hunger Strikers Go Without Food For 75 Hours, Will Continue Into Weekend

About 18 students and union workers decided Thursday evening to continue their hunger strike into next week, when Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will return to UC Berkeley from Europe.

After an informal discussion Thursday afternoon between five members of the "Hungry for Justice Coalition," Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande, the strikers said that they will continue their protest until Birgeneau agrees to discuss their demands in person.

In a statement released Wednesday, Birgeneau addressed each of the demonstrators' six demands and stated that he is "personally prepared" to speak out against the recently passed Arizona immigration law. However, he did not fully agree to the strikers' other demands.

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