Tear gas used on Xmas Is

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

AUS­TRALIAN Fed­eral Po­lice of­fi­cers have used tear gas to quell a protest on Christ­mas Is­land, af­ter asy­lum seek­ers threw rocks at them. Im­mi­gra­tion Min­is­ter Chris Bowen said the protest hap­pened on Wed­nes­day night, but the sit­u­a­tion was brought un­der con­trol. He said around 250 de­tainees were in­volved in the protest.

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