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Protester’s 18th Day on Hunger Strike

EUGENE, Ore. — The group of protesters working to bring awareness to shelter and homelessness, called SLEEPS, is officially set up at both the old federal courthouse and the new one.

One activist is taking on a sort of sub journey. Conrad Barney has been on a hunger strike for 18 days. Barney says he once struggled with finding shelter and being woken up in the middle of the night to relocate in the city.

Beyond local politics, he hopes the community will come together to push for solutions.

“It’s detrimental to people’s health to be woken up and sleep deprived and exposed to the weather. I’m ready to dedicate myself to being sure that things change,” Barney said.

Barney says he will continue until his body tells him it’s time to stop or more shelter options are put in place.

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  1. jason marks says:

    enjoy yourself then.

  2. r says:

    You all can starve yourself..no one really cares. Its like the morons that want to Occupy…
    You want to be part of the 1%?….GET A JOB!!!

  3. Jason L says:

    Just because you don’t care doesn’t mean others don’t. I think this is a very good thing. Seeing people in our small community stepping up to help those in need is courageous. Stay strong brother.

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