More than 400 asylum seekers were shut themselves on Manus Island Center – Camp of Papua New Guinea for more than three weeks refusing to leave and to be transferred to inappropriate living places. Also the refugees state that police have confiscated their stockpiled food and water.
Police in Papua New Guinea made a operation to the Australian-run camp on Manus Island in order to shut down the facility. At the same time solidarity demonstration was held in Sydney, Australia and the participants protested about the living conditions of refugees.
The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, stands by the side of the asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and worldwide. We call the working class and the class-oriented trade union movement all over the world to support the fair demands of refugees and struggle with them against the imperialistic barbarity.