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Messages from Manus Nov 11

Messages from Manus Nov 11

BEGINS
Saturday 11 November:
Aussie solidarity makes us strong - 103rd day of peaceful protests
13th day of blockade

4 hours ago Manus police commissioner Yapu said that no force will be used. One hour ago same police commissioner Yapu has confirmed again if anyone remain in the center till Monday they will used a force to remove us. Pray for us. (sent at Sent at 6.54pm, 11/11/17)

We need freedom not Fences. 4.5 years enough in fences. We need freedom in a safe country. We will Keep fighting for justice.


Friday evening , 10 November
The situation is getting so bad.
Before PNG Immigration & police left at maybe six o’clock, they called on the microphone in their language. They don’t talk anymore in English with us.
Even that situation in that next compound in Lorengau it’s very bad. They are treating them very badly. Some people were taking some stuff inside and were asking them to help them there. The situation is completely different there than what they said to people here.
That compound is not ready and too many things are worse.
Even they don’t talk to them anymore in English there. They said, ‘this is our country. This is our land now and this is our rules. You like it, ok you stay here fucking stay silent. If you don’t like it go back to your country. This is fucking our island.’
And this is all their language outside is coming like this. Aggressive. Nobody can live there at all.
Dying here is better than going outside.
They called on the microphone before they go. They said, ‘you have 24 hours before you move, or we will come and storm your compound tomorrow.’ This is what they said in their language. I understand some of them and some people here understand also. I understand Pigin language well but I can’t talk like them perfectly. But the they call on the microphone I know just to scare us. But there is no guarantee they will not use force anymore.
Their forces, maybe they will just keep pushing us and destroy our rooms inside and destroy our property. Maybe pushing us to fight back with them.
They will do in their way. Maybe they just try to move us, carry us. I don’t know what their plan will be but they’re not planning good for us.
This Peter Dutton is all lies. He said they don’t use violence no one hurt but this is all bullshit. Today we saw in our own eyes people very very aggressive.
Manus Refugee


ENDS

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