Tufts University students say more are joining their hunger strike as the protest against janitor layoffs enters its fifth day.
Five students at the college north of Boston began a hunger strike Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Tufts Labor Coalition, a student group, says one protester had to drop out for medical reasons. Three more have stepped in, bringing the total to seven going without food.
The students want the university to delay the janitor layoffs until next spring. The number expected to be cut had been 35 but the university now says it will be closer to 20 workers.
The student group has been meeting with administrators this week but say they're frustrated at their "indifference." The students say they'll hold a rally on campus.