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Unrest Spreads to Second Asylum Camp

April 24, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Unrest among asylum seekers in Australia spread to a second detention camp as government officials said an earlier standoff was showing signs of easing.

An immigration spokeswoman said some detainees at the isolated Curtin center were still resisting after a weekend riot although others had surrendered weapons.

Detainees damaged facilities at the smaller Port Hedland camp, about 360 miles southwest of Curtin, during a protest late Monday, an immigration spokesman said.

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