Migrants in Lille suspend hunger strike after 73 days

Yesterday Sunday 13th January the 37 sanspapiers on hunger strike in Lille since 02/11/12 decided to suspend their strike following promises from the préfecture to look at their cases.

The hunger strikers have been sheltering in the courtyard of Saint-Maurice church after they were evicted from inside the building.

Last Wednesday the préfecture met with a delegation from the hunger strikers. In a press release sent out on Thursday, the préfecture stated that it would look at the asylum cases of the hunger strikers and will try to process the most urgent cases within 14 days.

On Saturday there were numerous demonstrations across France in support of the hunger strikers.

 

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