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Catholic church in Germany ends five-week protest by Balkan migrants

50 Balkan migrants started camping out at Regensburg Cathedral early last month, demanding the right to stay in Germany

A Catholic diocese in Bavaria says it has ended a five-week protest at a church building by migrants from the Balkans.

Some 50 migrants started camping out at Regensburg Cathedral early last month, demanding the right to stay in Germany and protesting the Balkan nations’ designation as safe countries. A few days later, most moved to a vicarage across town.

The Regensburg diocese said that, after three weeks, some of the migrants embarked on a hunger strike and later started threatening to kill themselves and their children. The diocese said it was “no longer responsible” to allow them to stay and demanded that they leave.

The diocese eventually stopped providing food. It said the last 16 people were persuaded to leave on Monday by police.


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