A group of about 25 University of California at Berkeley students entered the second day of a hunger strike today asking the university to publicly oppose Arizona's new immigration law.
Students are asking the university's chancellor to make a public statement against the state's new law, SB 1070, and hope to eventually be able to pressure UC administrators into boycotting the state, said Alejandro Lara-Briseno, a senior at UC Berkeley and a participant in the hunger strike.
Hunger strikers are also asking school administration to drop disciplinary action against students who occupied Wheeler Hall in December and revise the university's student conduct code. Additionally, they are also asking the university to re-hire janitors who were laid off because of budget cuts.
Hunger strikers and supporters are holding their protest in front of the school's administration building.