Australia continues to see riots and disruptions at increasingly overloaded detention centers as supposed asylum seekers riot for more rights.
From World Socialist Web Site:
Protests continue in Australian immigration detention centres against the Gillard Labor government’s regressive policies that have led to the dramatic increase in long-term detainees and rising levels of mental illness and self-harm incidents among asylum seekers.
Three refugees are maintaining their rooftop demonstration at the Villawood detention centre in Sydney’s western suburbs. The men—Iranian Majid Parhizkar, 24, and two stateless Kurds, Amir Morad, 22, and Mehdi Darabi, 24—have not eaten for 10 days. Police are denying them access to food in an attempt to starve them off the roof and have rejected their calls for immunity from prosecution over the protest.
On Monday, about 100 teenage detainees were involved in an angry demonstration at the Broadmeadows detention centre in Melbourne. The facility holds boys under the age of 18. The protest reportedly erupted because one of the teenagers, who had turned 18, was transferred to the nearby Maribyrnong facility for adult males.
Also on Monday, eight men began a rooftop demonstration at the offshore processing facility on Christmas Island, a remote outpost in the Indian Ocean.
Ho hum, read it all.
See refugee riots causing government crackdown, here.
For dreamers who think somehow Australia is not having the same problems with immigration as Europe and the US are having, see our Australia category here.
Endnote: Just a reminder that Antonio Guterres the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is a Socialist, here.