Some 100 undocumented immigrants on Tuesday launched a hunger strike at a reception center in Paranesti, in the northern regional unit of Drama, demanding to be released after having been issued with documents suspending their deportation.
According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the detainees were recently transferred to the center from the eastern Aegean island of Samos.
Another 56 undocumented immigrants detained on the island
Authorities in Greece say 77 migrants trying to enter the country illegally have been detained off the Aegean island of Mykonos.
The migrants 53 men, 12 women and 12 children were picked up Friday by a coast guard vessel and transferred to the island's main port.