Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

MEDIA RELEASE 30/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST ENDS AFTER FOUR DAYS

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre ended yesterday evening around 6.30pm (Christmas Island time, Tuesday 29 May) a few hours into the fifth day of protest. The two Iranian asylum seekers came down from the roof and are now being held in the punishment compound, White(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 28/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST INTO ITS THIRD DAY

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre has entered its third day. This morning (Monday 28 May) Australian Federal Police officers threatened the protesters that they would be charged unless they came down, but refused to say what they could be charged with. Asylum seekers in adjacent(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 27/5 | ROOFTOP PROTEST CONTINUES ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Two Iranian asylum seekers have spent a second night on the roof of the Green 1 compound inside the Christmas Island detention centre. (The protest began around 2.30 on Friday 25 May.) Despite the mobilisation of the Emergency Respond Team, the two protesters have managed to get some food and blankets to sustain the protest.(…)