>> Bring them here, bring them here.>> Over a thousand protestors in Australia standing in solidarity with the asylum seekers of Manus Island, the Offshore Detention Center in Papua New Guinea, which the United Nations>> The said is an unfolding humanitarian emergency.>> I think a lot of people have heard about the situation on Manus Island, have had enough of it.
I think before, a lot of people were complacent, but once they heard that the refugees were essentially getting starved out, they decided to come out and What do you think about it?>> On the island, refugees and asylum seekers show their gratitude to the protestors as well as demanding their safety.
Video obtained by Reuters shows refugees digging wells to collect rain water to drink. That after food, running water and medical supplies were cut off by Australia 4 days ago. Around 600 men have barricaded themselves inside the camp in defiance of Australia and Papua New Guinea's plan to shut it.
Australian authorities want the men moved in a transit center elsewhere on the island. But refugees fear they'll be resettled in PNG or another developing nation. The relocation of the men is designed as a temporary measure, allowing the United States time to complete vetting of asylum seekers as part of a refugee swap deal.
Under which Australia will accept refugees from Central America.