Nearly 500 undocumented workers are accumulating 50 days of hunger strike in Brussels to stop being invisible

BrusselsA woman on a bicycle and wearing a raincoat approaches the door of the Church of St. John the Baptist in the Place de Sainte Catherine in Brussels. He has been coming here every afternoon for days, rain or shine, and this Monday is no exception. The temple has been full for 50 days of undocumented people on hunger strike, claiming to regularize their situation after feeling abandoned and invisible during a pandemic that Belgium experienced as one of the countries with the harshest and longest restrictions of ‘Europe during the second wave. After so many days without food, the situation of many is critical, and she, a Belgian doctor who prefers to remain anonymous, comes to visit them daily. This Monday she asks for one of the men, who has a wound in one leg and is coming out in a wheelchair, with almost no strength to greet her.

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