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Activists, Celebrities Launch Hunger Strike to End Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and our coalition of partners have launched a 24-day hunger strike aimed at pressuring the Trump administration to end its “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

The protest began Saturday in front of a symbolic loaf of bread a few blocks from the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, the busiest station for detaining migrants trying to enter the United States from Mexico.

The hunger strike will last 24 days to mark the estimated 2,400 children forcibly separated from their parents while crossing the border. Participants, including Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Alfre Woodard, Levar Burton, and Kerry Kennedy, president of RFK Human Rights, will each fast for 24 hours before passing off to someone else. Organizers asked that anyone participating donate money or food to border organizations like La Unión del Pueblo Entero.

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