Hundreds of migrants go on hunger strike in Belgium – with some stitching their mouths shut

Belgium’s government is facing increasing pressure as hundreds of migrants continue a hunger strike that has lasted more than a month.

“I am begging to them, please give us access to work, like others. I want to pay the tax, I want to rise up my kids here, in this modern city.

“We need our dignity, identity of our work and the fundamental rights of our children.

“Every night I sleep with the depression and the frustration, every morning I wake up with the hope.”

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