Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ethiopians In Norway clash with police

32 of the thrown-out refugees managed to find their way back into the building and barricaded themselves into a room, but were thrown out again by police using dogs and helicopters. While Guri Norstrøm of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (Utlendingsdirektoratet, UDI) described the removal in newspaper Aftenposten as “non-dramatic,” with the protestors leaving voluntarily, the asylum seekers themselves claimed that they were put in handcuffs and handled forcefully. They also said that police had dropped them off in a number of places around Oslo, including places with little access to public transport. The police themselves would not comment on this. Read more….

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