Nigeria News [News] 150 rejected migrants begin hunger strike in Italy Published 3 months ago on August 25, 2018 By Fresh 9ja At least 150 migrants who were not being allowed to disembark from an Italian coastguard boat in Sicily have started a hunger strike in protest. According to Davide Faraone of the Democratic Party, “I have just heard from the Port Authority that there is tension aboard the #Diciotti ship and that migrants have started a hunger strike. As a result, visits aboard to express solidarity and verify conditions on the boat have been suspended for security reasons”. TRENDING: [Music] P Effect - No Nonsense @Officialpeffect @BasebabaonlineOne hundred and ninety migrants were rescued more than a week ago by the Diciotti on Monday. Thirteen needing medical assistance were taken onshore while the remaining 177 were taken to Catania. Under pressure from humanitarian groups, Italy’s hardline Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini let 27 children disembark on Wednesday. TRENDING: [News] Police nab two suspects in connection with murder of two siblings and kidnap of seven passengers in Imo He said however that the remaining migrants would be kept aboard until other European Union nations take them in. It is the latest in a series of diplomatic spats over boats picking up migrants trying to reach European shores from northern Africa. Post Views: 108 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics: Up Next [Sport] Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger receives Liberia’s highest National honor (Photos) Don't Miss [News] Senator Shehu Sani holds closed door meeting with President Buhari in Daura (Photos) Fresh 9ja You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Trending Nigerian Music14 hours ago FRESH MUSIC: ArtimGee – WHY?