“It’s essentially putting people who need protection into limbo or detention forever.”
The five protesters chained themselves to the gates to protest treatment of Manus refugees.
MSF (Doctors without Borders) are pleading with authorities to medically assess the Manus Island refugees.
"Kristina Keneally wants us to bring all of those asylum seekers from Manus Island to Australia"
"It's too much tension and the refugees are extremely scared," one asylum seeker reported.
The UN refugee body said Manus is a "man-made and entirely preventable humanitarian crisis."
'Preventable deaths seem not only inevitable but imminent'.
"That is murder. You're killing all these people."
"This is a medical emergency festering inside a humanitarian crisis."
The 600 men have barricaded themselves into the centre for more than 13 days without regular food or water