Rapper To Lead Hunger Strike Outside San Francisco Station

Community activists outraged by recent killings by San Francisco police officers say they will take a dramatic step in their efforts to force change: a hunger strike.

Starting Thursday, a small group led by Ilyich Sato, who is also known as the rapper Equipto, plan to stand in front of the Police Department’s Mission Station and refuse to eat until either Police Chief Greg Suhr or Mayor Ed Lee resigns.

“We can no longer watch our community be targeted and murdered,” he said in a Facebook post. “We can no longer support a department that is wrought with corruption, criminal behavior, racial profiling and murder.”

Suhr and Lee have said they are committed to seeking reforms that reduce police use of force and build police-community relations, though critics want changes to be mandated.

Members of the so-called Frisco Five, the group that held a 17-day hunger strike, were still in the hospital on Monday getting reaccustomed to food.

About 150 activists circled the sidewalk in front of San Francisco City Hall for hours Monday, once again demanding Police Chief Greg Suhr step down over recent officer-involved shootings and a slew of racist and homophobic text messages exchanged among officers.

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8 Comments

  1. richard scalzo

    Maybe the moron can protest this..
    One of the three defendants charged with killing a Canadian tourist in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and a yoga instructor on a Marin County trail pleaded guilty Monday in a plea bargain agreement.
    Seems the residents don’t agree with him. They are tired of the thugs destroying the city. I guess being a sanctuary city7 doesn’t have an upside.

    The city, known for a political tradition of empathy for the downtrodden, is now divided over whether to respond with more muscular law enforcement or stick to its forgiving attitudes. Recent data from the F.B.I. show that San Francisco has the highest per-capita property crime rate of the nation’s top 50 cities. About half the cases here are thefts from vehicles, smash-and-grabs that scatter glittering broken glass onto the sidewalks.

  2. richard scalzo

    still in the hospital on Monday getting reaccustomed to food….do they nave Obamacare or is the taxpayers covering that bill?

  3. Katrina

    Fried bacon and fried onion aromas wafting in the air around them. Alternate that with baking chocolate chip cookie smells. Just a couple electric fry pans and converters to power them near by. Make their hunger strike memorable. Is there a place near by to legally set up a grill?

  4. Angel Davis

    starve, who cares.

  5. Katrina

    From some of the protesters we’ve seen, they could survive a lo-o-ng time without eating.

  6. Croid

    mose jiqs wooda starved along time ago if YT aint give dem all handouts an EBT …… nomesane

  7. Dwight Washington

    I hope they starve to death. Somebody go eat tacos in front of that beaner while he is hungry!

  8. Tellit Likeitis

    Are we supposed to care ?

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