Protesters plan 2-day fast to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dozens of Brooklyn residents attended a rally to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the rally kicked off a two-day fast to draw attention to

Dozens of Brooklyn residents attended a rally to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the rally kicked off a two-day fast to draw attention to the issue.

Dozens of Brooklyn residents attended a rally to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the rally kicked off a two-day fast to draw attention to the issue. (3/9/14)

BROOKLYN - Dozens of Brooklyn residents attended a rally to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the rally kicked off a two-day fast to draw attention to the issue.

Jobs have been slashed and programs have been diminished at the hospital over the years due to budget cuts. The protesters are calling for additional funding to make sure the hospital stays open.

For two years, various coalitions have been keeping the fight alive and attempting to prove to the state that there's a need for the hospital.

Now, the protesters are planning a two-day fast to protect the hospital's public health care services.

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