2012 Easter convergence on refugee detention centres
Over Easter refugee activists from around the country converged on Darwin to refocus attention on the reality behind the wire of mandatory detention. Darwin is rapidly becoming Australia’s detention capital, with three detention centres in holding up to 1000 asylum seekers. Chronic levels of self-harm and protest have put the Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC) in a state of perpetual crisis.
Darwin convergence reports and photos
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Protest at Darwin Airport Lodge: Desperate refugees’ plea from behind the wire at Darwin Airport Lodge
Protest at Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC): Refugee activists condemn intimidation of Darwin asylum seekers
Protests were also held around the country in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth on Monday April 9 outside detention centres in each city. Almost 5000 asylum seekers remain imprisoned in detention, including over 500 children.