A migrant hunger strike is shaking Belgium’s government

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For hundreds of hunger-striking migrants in Brussels, the situation is growing dire. And it’s threatening to fracture Belgium’s government.

Their protest — launched by migrants hoping to get formal residency after living in Belgium for years — is now nearing two months, straining their health. Six strikers have sewn their mouths shut. Five have tried to commit suicide. Some have stopped drinking water. Volunteers count a thousand hospitalizations. 

Once a local issue, the strikers are gaining global attention. A U.N. human rights official came to visit them. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is one of many famous musicians, artists and filmmakers to

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