The 300 illegal immigrants are adamant to continue their hunger strike as they consider Greek government’s offer as not meeting their demands. The government offered them a six-month ‘toleration status’ with the possibility of another 6-month extension as it is stated in EU migration law.
The hunger strikers rejected the offer as it won’t allow them to visit their countries and come back and they would have to leave the country after the tolerance period expires. They demand full legalization for all illegal immigrants and equal rights to legal migrants. The strikers also rejected Health Minister’s offer to transfer them to hospitals in view of icy cold weather front coming to Greece on the next days.