Rights group says 2,000 migrants on hunger strike at Greek reception centers

Some 2,000 immigrants being held at Greek reception centers have been on hunger strike since Saturday to protest poor conditions and abuse, the United Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA) has said.

According to KEERFA two migrants at the Amygdaleza unit, northern Athens, tried to commit suicide on Monday, one by cutting his throat and the other by drinking shampoo.

The move came a day after a brawl at a Corinth facility.