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‘Frisco Five’ speak out after ending hunger strike

Hunger strikers Edwin Lindo, Ike Pinkston, Ilyich Sato and Sellassie Blackwell known as Frisco 5 held a press conference to share about their experiences since the end of the hunger strike on May 7 in front of the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia Streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 12, 2016. Maria Gutierrez, one of the hunger strikers, was not able to attend the meeting because she is recovering at home. Frisco 5 and other advocates shared about the need for the community of San Francisco to unite together for justice known as the Frisco 5000. Five San Francisco residents ended their hunger strike on May 7 after 17 days without solid food, calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence in the city. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

 
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Four hunger strikers (from left) Edwin Lindo, Ike Pinkston, Ilyich Sato and Sellassie Blackwell known as Frisco 5 pile their hands together in solidarity during the first press conference since the end of the hunger strike May 7 in front of the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia Streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 12, 2016. Five San Francisco residents ended their hunger strike on May 7 after 17 days without solid food, calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)