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A Hunger Strike in Antioch — And What It Says About the Changing Suburbs

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Protestors gathering in front of the Antioch Police Department to call for the removal of Officer Michael Malone.

Suburbs are some of the most diverse spaces in America. It’s one reason why — more and more — they’ve become the backdrop of tensions between police and communities of color.

That friction is at the center of a protest over policing in Antioch, where activists went on a hunger strike for five days and are camped out in front of the local police department.

Guest: Sandhya Dirks, race and equity reporter for KQED

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