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21 July 2017 18:42 (South Africa)

New protest breaks out at Australian immigration centre

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

A mere 12 hours after a protest by a group of Tamil men ended, a new group of detainees at Sydney's Villawood immigration centre began another rooftop protest. This started at 8.00am in Sydney on Wednesday, and officials are in negotiations with the group, which is thought to comprise Chinese nationals, including a pregnant woman, to come down from the roof. The original Tamil protest followed the suicide of a Fijian detainee, who jumped to his death shortly before he was due to be deported.  Read more: AFP, via News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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