De­tainees protest­ing

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

ASY­LUM seek­ers were last night protest­ing on the roof of a Dar­win de­ten­tion cen­tre. Se­cu­rity guards were ne­go­ti­at­ing with a group of Burmese men at the North­ern Im­mi­gra­tion De­ten­tion Cen­tre. Im­mi­gra­tion spokesman Bill Power said the nine de­tainees turned some­thing mi­nor into some­thing big. He said a de­tainee be­came ‘‘ ag­gres­sive’’ when he de­manded food and didn’t get any. Mr Power said the de­tainee was taken from the room which caused other de­tainees to be­come ‘‘ dis­tressed’’. Mr Power said staff were ex­pected to ne­go­ti­ate with the de­tainees in an at­tempt get them off the roof at 8pm.

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