Migrant hunger strike in Belgium suspended, for now

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:29pm


For 60 days, more than 400 undocumented migrants have been on hunger strike in Belgium. The migrants, who began occupying a church and two universities in Brussels back in January, have been appealing to the Belgian government to grant them the legal right to stay and work in the country. This week, Belgium's government looked like it might collapse over the crisis. But last night, a deal was struck, as The World's Europe correspondent Orla Barry explains.