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Negotiations to bring down Fijian protesters

Nasik Swami
Thursday, November 15, 2012

THREE Fijians protesting on the roof of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney, Australia, are being encouraged to come down.

Confirming this to The Fiji Times yesterday, a spokesperson from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship said they had been in regular contact with the New South Wales Police and the Australian Federal Police on the ongoing protest at Villawood.

"Trained negotiators continue to engage with the protesters and are encouraging them to come down from the roof," the spokesperson, who preferred anonymity, said.

Australian Federal Police were at the site to ensure safety.

Details of why the three are protesting have been withheld.

Mattresses have been placed around the building in case the asylum seekers decide to jump.

Fijian protester Josefa Rauluni jumped to his death in 2010 while protesting on the roof of the detention centre. The three detained at Villawood have been protesting since early this week for various reasons.





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