11 University of Minnesota students and two university employees went on a hunger strike in support of AFSCME strikers on September 17.
The hunger strikers plan to sit on the end of the Washington Avenue bridge from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., drinking only juice and water, said the Pioneer Press.
According to the Star Tribune, a university spokesperson called the decision "unfortunate," while strikers had mixed feelings.
The Star Tribune article was longer than the Pioneer Press article and contained a number of quotes. This was probably because the strike occurred in Minneapolis and the Star Tribune is a Minneapolis paper.