The Associated Press
TACOMA — Immigration activists say about 400 detainees held at an ICE detention center are participating in a hunger strike.
The Seattle Times reported that Washington anti-detention group NWDC Resist rallied in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday to address living conditions inside the center such as the quality of food, health care and high commissary prices.
Activists said some detainees have already gone two days without food.
Maru Mora Villalpando said the group confirmed the number of participants through phone calls and email.
ICE spokeswoman Rose Richeson said the number of people refusing to eat is declining and there is staff watching those who are continuing.
Detainees who go 72 hours without food will be taken to the medical department for monitoring and possibly treatment.