Video shows refugees breaching UNHCR premises in Pretoria, SA reacts

Video shows refugees breaching UNHCR premises in Pretoria, SA reacts

- Video footage has surfaced online showing refugees entering the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Pretoria premises

- The refugees were ordered on Wednesday to vacate the organisation's property

- A case of trespassing has since been laid against them

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Yusuf Abramjee revealed in a post that the refugees broke down a fence on Thursday morning to gain access to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) premises after the High Court ordered them to leave the area.

Police have since arrived on the scene and The Citizen reported a case of trespassing was opened against the refugees.

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The SAPS also took to Twitter to post updates on the situation at the UN premises, Briefly.co.za gathered.

The post was captioned:

"Police are on high alert monitoring the situation in Brooklyn after a group of about 300 refugees found their way onto the UNHCR premises. No arrests and no incidents."

South Africans were quick to give their views on the situation.

Twitter user, @AG66614, commented:

"Refugees or illegal immigrants? Huge difference. I cannot believe some people want a borderless or open border Africa. South Africa will be so overpopulated after that."

Annaline de Wet, who hoes by the Twitter handle @annalinedewet, added:

"They need to be shipped back to where they came from. Period."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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