Police enter Australia's Manus Island detention centre

The daily protest in the detention centre

Baki, the police commissioner, had said Tuesday that his officers would not use force to move the men, with PNG police adding in a statement that "the refugees will be asked politely to pack up and voluntarily leave the centre".

He was held for about two hours, verbally abused and his belongings were destroyed.

"Iranian journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani was arrested as police and immigration officials swept through the camp, destroying furniture, property and food", reports The Guardian. We are on high alert right now. So many police and immigration officers are around us at this moment.

"We would expect the number which, up until this morning had been about 370 people within that centre, would drop well below that now", Mr Dutton told Sky News on Thursday.

"We did this to try and help facilitate an end to this crisis by highlighting the urgent need for access to water, food and medical care to the men and importance of safe resettlement as a matter of critical priority".

Refugees have little or no protection from these attacks except to live inside detention centres.

It's important that we get people out of the regional processing centre and into better accomodation as soon as possible'.

"The early morning action follows repeated deadlines issued - but not enforced - by the PNG government over the three weeks since the centre was shut down", The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

After promising to never resettle asylum seekers who arrive by boat in Australia, the federal government approached 30 countries to create a third country arrangement.

The unrest comes just days after the ASRC advocacy team spent time inside the Manus Regional Processing Centre and warned of deteriorating health and imminent preventable deaths.

'The AFP has a liaison officer in Manus Province working in an advisory and mentoring capacity to the RPNGC on policing matters'.

Former Australians of the Year including Rosie Batty, Tim Flannery and Patrick McGorry have penned an open letter to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten urging them to address the "human disaster" unfolding on Manus Island. It's a foul and now- bloodied stain on our national conscience, ' Greens Senator Nick McKim said in Hobart on Thursday.

'Dutton tried to starve and dehydrate the men out of his prison, now he's using violence to try to force them out, ' he said.

'The men have to be evacuated to safety immediately'. Refugee advocates said 420 men remained.

Ms Schuetze said refugees were entitled to global protection but PNG had aided and enabled Australia's policy of "cruelty and degradation" towards detainees. "Now the PNG authorities are putting their lives at risk", she said.

The refugees and asylum seekers have refused to leave, citing safety fears at the alternative accommodation 20km away at Lorengau which they say is unfinished.

Other refugees posted photos to social media sites showing police entering the camp, which Australia declared closed on October 31 after the PNG Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional.

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