Detention unrest spreads to Curtin

There has been a protest among asylum seekers at the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre near Derby in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

The Immigration Department says 100 people gathered in a common area of the centre for the non-violent protest.

The protest comes after a week of unrest at the Christmas Island Detention Centre.

In January, detainees at the Curtin facility engaged in a fortnight-long hunger strike and there were reports some had to be hospitalised.

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