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Last of US detention center hunger strikers eat

March 14, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — The last four immigrants on a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in the U.S. have eaten a little bit of food after six days of refusing it.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the four detainees had a few bites of breakfast Thursday morning, but they remain under medical observation because of how long they have been without nutrition.

The hunger strike began Friday with hundreds of participants refusing to eat, in a call for better treatment and an end to deportations.

Immigrant-rights activists say detainees are seeking to be released on bond while their cases are heard.

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