PRESS RELEASE – 7th day of hunger strike


31 January 2011

7th day of hunger strike

1. The migrants at the Labor Centre in Thessaloniki continue the hunger strike with determination. Their spirits are high.


2. From the first day of the hunger strike, a team of doctors of various specialties has been checking on the hunger strikers every day. According to the doctors’ team press release the hunger strikers have lost weight as expected.


3. The open initiative invites all people, citizens of Thessaloniki, workers’ and migrants’ unions and organizations, political and social groups, to join this week’s solidarity actions:

-a demo in cars and motorcycles on Wednesday, February 2, departing at 6pm outside the Labor Centre,

-a solidarity march meeting at the Venizelou statue at 6pm on Thursday, February 3, and

-a concert at the square in front of the Labor Centre on Saturday, February 5, at 7pm.


4. More messages of solidarity from numerous groups, unions, and individuals in Greece arrive everyday. Messages from abroad include solidarity calls and calls for actions for the legalization of all immigrants in Europe from Chiapas, Spain, Toronto, Turkey and from personalities such as Alain Badiou, according  to whom “the legalization of all workers coming from other countries” is a matter of justice.

From the Press Office

Solidarity Initiative of Thessaloniki


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