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Fijians end Villawood rooftop protest

Nasik Swami
Friday, November 16, 2012

THE three Fijians protesting on the roof of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney, Australia, have ended their protest after four days.

Confirming this to The Fiji Times, a spokesperson for the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship said the three ended their protest by coming down the roof yesterday morning.

"No concessions were made by Australian authorities but the two men and a woman decided to end the protest themselves," the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson confirmed that the three Fijians were in good health.

"They have been detained and are being looked after by the staff of the detention centre."

While no specific details have been given on the reasons of the protest, the spokesperson revealed the three have been living in Australia unlawfully.

"Immediate processes will follow and it cannot be confirmed at this stage whether the three will be sent back to Fiji."


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