Migrants on hunger strike, Palma.

Migrants on hunger strike, Palma.

19-11-2020EFE

A group of illegal immigrants who recently arrived in the Balearic Islands have gone on hunger strike.

They are under guard by two Police patrols at all times at a Hotel in s’Arenal and are demanding that they be allowed to come and go as they please.

Tensions have been building since the Algerian migrants arrived at the Hotel with allegations of theft and hostility towards staff and one migrant reportedly complained that his room didn’t have a sea view.

Pateras

A number of pateras have arrived in the Balearics in recent days; eleven migrants were rescued near Cabrera on Thursday, two others boats were intercepted on Sunday and one on Monday.

All of the migrants have been transferred to Palma for processing and given a medical examination and a PCR test to rule out Covid-19 infection.

The Police Union, Alternativa Sindical de Policía, has urged the Government to block the granting of visas to people from Morocco and Algeria who enter Spain legally. Neither of those countries will accept the return of migrants who reach European shores via pateras.

Union Representatives also pointed out that France has already announced plans to ban visas for illegal immigrants and warned that the Balearic Islands are under increasing pressure.

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Colin Allcars / Hace 3 days

Load them onto navy boats and dump them on the beaches of Morocco and Algeria.

The time has come to fight back against these criminals and governments that do not have @ shred of conscience or responsibility.

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Dave / Hace 3 days

I would give the guy a sea view. Put him in his boat 20 miles out to sea and he will have a 360 degree sea view. These people are economic illegal immigrants. Algeria and Morocco are safe countries and they should stay there. We don't want or need these people.

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Joe Jopling / Hace 3 days

A hotel to be put up in??in the UK recently, army barracks were used...and they wer(and still are) in uproar...Am glad in Mallorca the Guardia are keeping an eye on them

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