Rooftop asylum protest grows

A PROTEST at the Northern Immigration Detention Centre grew last night with two more detainees joining the group for the third night on the roof.

Three Iranians and two Iraqis were on the roof of the Darwin centre last night.

They held a long banner which said that live cattle export from Australia had been stopped while “innocent people” were still detained.

Immigration department spokesman Sandi Logan said Serco security staff at the detention centre were continuing to try to get them down.

Food and water has been available to the protesters since they began the rooftop protest on Friday night.

Four people originally were on the roof but one came down.

There has been unrest in the centre this month, with reports of a hunger strike over delayed visa processing.

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