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Mexican electrical workers end hunger strike, state news agency says

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Some laid-off workers started a hunger strike in Mexico City's main plaza
  • More than 10 strikers required medical attention, state news agency said

(CNN) -- Hunger strikers protesting the Mexican government's shutdown of a power company ended their 80-day demonstration Friday, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.

More than 10 of them were treated by medical personnel, Notimex said. Doctors had said Thursday that two, Cayetano Cabrera and Miguel Angel Ibarra, were in grave danger.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon shut down the money-losing Luz y Fuerza del Centro company last year. Some laid-off workers set up tents on the Zocalo, Mexico City's historic main plaza, to demand their jobs back.