Darwin Detention Centre

Darwin rooftoop asylum seeker protest ended 4.30PM July 27th by force

The following message was forwarded via email by the Refugee Action Collective of Victoria announcing they had heard direct from Darwin Detention Centre of the forcible ending of the rooftop protest by asylum seekers. The email from the Detention Centre is included below:


Afghan asylum seekers break out of Darwin detention centre

The second protest by inmates at the Darwin Detention Centre in a week saw 92 rejected Afghani asylum seekers break out and hold a peaceful protest along the Sturt Highway before being arrested by police after seven hours. A solidarity protest was later held Sydney. In a punitive move, the Afghan protestors have now been moved to the remote Curtin Detention Centre.