After the third round of talks with London, Ont., city officials, a group advocating for Londoners experiencing homeless say they are ending their hunger strike after reaching an agreement.
This comes after an organizing member of #TheForgotten519 group, Dan Oudshoorn, began a hunger strike on the steps of city hall Tuesday, calling for action to stem a rising tide of deaths among Londoners experiencing homelessness.
“TheForgotten519 are overwhelmed and grateful to their community that made these urgent actions possible. We stand in solidarity with all of the frontline workers and in solidarity with the solutions we have collectively achieved today,” the group said in a statement.
“We have seen the power of the collective voice of the frontlines and how this can achieve change. While this isn’t the way it has always been done, it was a clear demonstration that these things were needed and achievable. We thank everyone who made this possible.”