Black Thursday

Dear Prime Minister,

It is several days since I last wrote. The futility of appealing to your humanity, sense, fiscal responsibility or international reputation is overwhelming. On Wednesday 22 November 2017 I asked 'Do you intend to allow the Manus refugees to die?' I found out the answer on Thursday, when operation 'Helpim Friends' perpetrated violence and fear on the men and forcibly removed 50 refugees to the unfinished buildings in Lorengau. Food and personal belongings were destroyed.

How many Australian officials were involved in directing 'Helpim Friends'? Who authorised the use of weapons, which included metal bars and knives?