2 Fijian Asylum Seekers Sustain Protest At Detention Center
MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Nov. 15, 2012) – Two Fijian nationals are continuing theirprotest on the rooftop of the Villawood immigration detention centre near Sydney, Australia for a fourth day.
Australian Federal Police were called to the centre yesterday to help immigration officials and trained negotiators end the stand-off.
The department of immigration says one man wastalked down without before offered any concessions.
Negotiations with the second man and woman who remained on the roof overnight will continue today.
The three began protesting on Monday, saying their fear for their lives if they're sent back home to Fiji.
[PIR editor’s note: Fiji Timesreports that the protest is a repeat of events that have occurred at the detention center in recent years. In 2010, 36 year-old Fijian national Josefa Rauluni jumped to his death.]
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