Police in South Africa Remove Refugees from UN Agency's Offices

Officers in Pretoria have forcibly removed migrants and refugees from the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in a repeat of similar action seen at the agency's Cape Town headquarters. In a statement, the government called on the occupiers to vacate the area, adding that they "are prohibited from contravening the by-laws of the City of Tshwane and the laws of South Africa".

A sign put up by the refugees.

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