Police's removal of the refugees camped in Cape Town have begun

Police's removal of the refugees camped in Cape Town have begun

- It looks like the end of the road for foreigners who have been camping out at the Green Market Square in Cape Town

- The city was granted a court order to remove the refugees or even arrest them

- It is not clear yet where these refugees will be relocated to

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Foreign nationals who have been camping out at the Green Market Square in Cape Town are being removed by police officers.

This comes after the city was given the green light by the Cape Town High Court to remove the foreigners.

The refugees have been camping illegally outside the Central Methodist Church, as reported on by TimesLIVE.

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Briefly.co.za reported earlier that many foreigners say it is uncertain where they will end up after the forced removals are completed.

It is not clear what the city plans to do with the people once they have been removed from the area where they set up camp.

Earlier, the people were shouting at local police and insulting South Africans, calling them corrupt criminals and liars.

"Our eyes are open, you are eating our money. We are suffering. Just come kill us here. Put us on an aeroplane and send us somewhere else."

Among the complaints against the foreigners and the camping site are unsanitary conditions, public urination and open fires.

The refugees are demanding to be sent to other countries as they fear for their safety in South Africa.

They have been protesting for many months. eNCA reported that it is hoped the UNHCR will assist them with temporary accommodation

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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