Detainees go on hunger strike

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About 150 immigrants went on hunger strike today over conditions at a detention centre.

The Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) said there had been "passive" protests at the Oakington Immigration Reception Centre, near Cambridge.

A spokeswoman said the detainees had refused to eat lunch today because of grievances over "conditions and individual cases".

She added: "The situation remains calm and we are discussing with detainees their concerns."