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Hunger strikers face off with Mayor Lee over calls to fire the SF police chief

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Ike Pinkston, Sellassie Blackwell, Ilyich Sato, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo (Jessica Christian/ SF Examiner)

 

Yesterday afternoon protesters marched to San Francisco’s City Hall demanding an end to police brutality and rampant racial bias.

 

 

They were led by the Frisco Five hunger strikers -- a grandmother, two rappers, an educator, and a supervisor candidate. They've refused to eat in protest of excessive use of force by SFPD in the deaths ofMario Woods,Alex Nieto,Amilcar Lopez, andLuis Gongora -- all men of color. Yayne Abebe is the spokesperson for the group. She came by our studios and talked to KALW’s Ben Trefny.