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> 5 young activists continue their hunger strike outside the White House
> Five young climate activists are on their seventh day of a hunger
> strike outside the White House, to demand government action on climate
> to match the severity of the crisis.
> Kidus Girma, 26, a climate activist and organizer, is one of the five.
> He told CNN a doctor who has been monitoring the strikers sent him to
> the emergency room Saturday, for nausea, dizziness and blurred vision.
> Girma said physicians monitored him overnight, then he returned to the
> strike. He and his fellow strikers, who have been protesting in
> Lafayette Square since October 20, are now using wheelchairs to keep
> them steady.
> "I'm seven days into the hunger strike and my body hurts, my stomach
> honestly feels vacuous, my body feels vacuous, and I have a headache
> that won't go away," Girma told CNN. "We're at the point where our
> muscles are being eaten up by our bodies."
> In the first three days, the body is still using energy from glucose.
> After that, the liver starts processing body fat, in a process called
> ketosis. After depleting fat, the body "mines" the muscles and vital
> organs for energy, and loss of bone marrow becomes life-threatening.
> There are examples of hunger strikers dying after 46 to 73 days of
> strike, for example the 1981 Irish hunger strike.
> "These poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white
> kids," commented Biden
> We still have a month to go before we can haul away their bodies and
> get on with things.
Joe must be tormented by the sight of them starving as he stands
in front of the window eating his sandwich.