Refugees and migrants have been in the headlines in Europe for months. For some, Australia is the goal. But Canberra toes a hard line when it comes to boat migrants -- asylum seekers are not allowed on the mainland.
Papua New Guinea police have moved in on the shuttered Australian-run Manus detention camp in an attempt to force hundreds of asylum seekers occupying it to leave. The camp long symbolized Canberra's strict asylum laws.
Authorities have cut off water, power and food to the camp for Australia's unwanted refugees, but many refuse to leave. They have been given until Monday to vacate the barricaded camp.
Papua New Guinea police cleared and sealed off a former Australian immigration detention center after the last 300 asylum-seekers were taken away in buses. The men said they feared for their safety outside the camp.
Tensions have escalated ahead of a deadline for asylum seekers to leave a detention center in Papua New Guinea. Some 600 refugees barricaded themselves inside despite a ruling that the center was unconstitutional.
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