Greens protest against Belgian failed asylum policy
The Flemish and Francophone Greens staged a protest outside the office of the Migration Minister Wednesday, accusing the minister of failing in her current migration policy.
18 September 2008
BRUSSELS -- The Flemish and Francophone Greens staged a protest against failed asylum policy outside the office of the Migration Minister Annemie Turtelboom on Wednesday morning.
The Greens accuse Turtelboom of failing in her current migration policy and that ministers have failed to deliver on promises made in the past.
The protesters carried large photos of four of the illegal immigrants that have been staging a hunger strike in a building on the campus of Brussels' Francophone Free University.
According to the protesters, many illegal immigrants on hunger strikes have started to become ill as a result of their protest.
The protesters accused the minister of nonchalance and demanded that the minister start work on a policy circular that clearly sets out procedures for dealing with asylum seekers.
The Greens added that the 70 hunger strikers in Brussels are getting desperate.
[flandersnews.be / Expatica]