Then, as in most countries, loads of refugees began arriving, fleeing from warzones, drought-stricken areas and persecution. They kept coming. Each morning, more could be found on the coastline.
“Ah,” the authorities said. “We know what to do. It worked last time.”
There were protests. “But these… are people!”
The protesters’ names were taken. They, too, were last seen leaving on the refugee boats.