Villawood Burning

One would hope that misplaced compassion for illegal welfare seekers goes up in smoke too..

But the incurable moonbats and the armies of do-gooders, social workers and supporting infiltraitors will call for a complete free for all immigration policy, in order to make this country Islamic.  (on a tip from mullah)

Guards retreat as detainees set Villawood alight

More than 30 firefighters were battling to control blazes in up to three of the centre’s buildings after detainees gathered furniture which they lit and then hurled.  The rioting followed a day-long protest by up to 11 detainees, some of whom refused to come down from the roof from where they threw tiles.  (Source)

SYDNEY’S Villawood Detention Centre last night erupted into violence with rioting detainees setting fire to the facility and forcing guards to retreat….

The rioting followed a day-long protest by up to 11 detainees, some of whom refused to come down from the roof from where they threw tiles… A spokesman for the NSW Fire Brigade said it was not safe for the officers to enter the centre, forcing them to attempt to extinguish the flames from a cherry picker….  Setting fire to Gillard’s “compassionate” policies (Andrew Bolt)

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More than 30 firefighters were battling to control blazes in up to three of the centre’s buildings after detainees gathered furniture which they lit and then hurled.

The rioting followed a day-long protest by up to 11 detainees, some of whom refused to come down from the roof from where they threw tiles.

The ‘Refugee Advocates’ are licking their chops:

Refugee advocate Ian Rintoul said guards “withdrew” from the compound that was on fire. “At least three buildings in stage three are on fire and one major fire has been set in the grounds of the stage three compound,” he said.

Another refugee advocate, Jamal Daoud, told The Australian that detainees inside one of the centre’s compounds had attacked guards by throwing objects at them before lighting the fire.

“The detainees are rioting inside the Villawood detention centre, the detainees attacked SERCO security with fire extinguishers and threw objects on them,” he said.

“The guards then ran away.”

A spokesman for the NSW Fire Brigade said it was not safe for the officers to enter the centre, forcing them to attempt to extinguish the flames from a cherry picker.

Mr Daoud, who was outside the centre last night, said the flames were very high.

He said detainees in the centre had told him that the fire began in the computer room of a compound known as stage three, which houses between 150 and 200 asylum-seekers.

Mr Daoud said the detainees who started the fire were frustrated by the lack of care the Department of Immigration and Citizenship showed to two men who were protesting on the roof of the centre for much of yesterday. In the evening, the rooftop protest swelled to up to 15 detainees and Mr Daoud said that by around 11.30pm the situation had escalated dramatically.

“There is total chaos inside the detention, with detainees from the rooftop throwing roof tiles on the ground,” he said.

Mr Daoud said around midnight the rioting detainees destroyed a fence between two separate compounds of the centre and started another fire. He said this fire, in an area known as stage two, had destroyed Villawood’s canteen and kitchen. “They (the detainees) told me the kitchen exploded because of the gas,” he said. “They are angry detainees… it is a riot.”

Mr Daoud, who is also spokesman for the Social Justice Network, said he had warned the department before the fires broke out that the rooftop protest had to be quelled, otherwise the situation would escalate.

“I warned them about this from yesterday morning. The department needed to send someone to negotiate, they ignored them and the people on the rooftop said they would not go down.”

Refugee advocate Ian Rintoul said three areas of the compound on fire had been destroyed, including a billiards room and computer room. He said power had been cut off to the compound on fire and many detainees were upset and worried. “People in the compound are very distressed because they can’t get out,” he said.

Australia’s detention centres have recently been plagued by violent riots, suicides and self-harm attempts.

Last month, a violent riot erupted at Christmas Island’s high security detention centre following a mass breakout. In the past eight months, six people have died in detention.

Conditions at Villawood have been the focus of a wide-ranging investigation into Australian detention centres by the government’s workplace safety regulator, Comcare. Last week, the commonwealth watchdog issued the Immigration Department with a lengthy improvement notice about dangers for workers at Villawood as part of a crackdown on the seven immigration detention centres.

A senior Comcare investigator found that alleged ringleaders of the Christmas Island riot transferred to Villawood’s high-security area were placed under the control of a worker who had not been trained for the job.

Last night’s rioting came as the family of a Fijian man who leapt to his death from a rooftop at the detention centre in September pleaded with the state coroner to hold immigration authorities, Serco and the commonwealth to account for “systemic failures” within the detention network.

Josefa Rauluni, 36, threw himself off the roof of stage two of the Villawood centre after being denied a permanent visa and was scheduled to be sent back to his native Fiji. The father of another, active in the Fijian movement for democracy, had told the Immigration Department of his son’s intention to commit suicide, saying in a letter delivered just days before his death that if his deportation was to go ahead they should “send my dead body”. His death is the subject of a coronial inquiry to begin in June. However, his family wants more than just the circumstances of his death scrutinised.

 

9 thoughts on “Villawood Burning”

  1. Is Bowen ringing the protesers personally to beg them stop?

    Hopeless.

    Andrew Bolthttp://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/is_bowen_ringing_the_protesers_personally_to_beg_them_stop#81981

    Can this possibly be true – that Immigration Minister Chris Bowen is so desperate to get the nine protesters off the roofs of the Villawood detention centre that he’s ringing each personally?

    From the ABC:

    Those on the rooftop had their refugees claims rejected, some twice.

    Iranian man, Majid, has been in detention for 20 months.

    “Two years in a prison. What for? For freedom? For freedom? Is this human rights? I’m human. I need the freedom. I want freedom. I don’t want prison. I want protection not detention,” he said.

    Mr Bowen has been personally ringing the men on the roof.

    ”He just asked me when you want to come down? I said never. I don’t want to come down never,” he said.

    How does this alleged personal attention from the Minister, with who knows what incentives offered, square with this tough talk yesterday after the Villawood protesters burned down nine buildings:

    Mr Bowen said … the protest would not help their case.

    “If they think they will be accepted as refugees because of this sort of protest action, they have chosen the wrong government and the wrong minister because that won’t be happening,’’ Mr Bowen said.

    Or with this, from Julia Gillard:
    “Violence is wrong and it won’t help your claims,” she said.
    ———————

    Chris Bowen in denial

    He denied that the ring leaders of the Christmas Island riots were transferred to the mainland and now he denies that these ring leaders were involved in the current Villawood riots.

    He denied those involved in violent riots at the Christmas Island detention facility in March were engaged in the incident at Villawood overnight.

    “The advice I have to me is there is no evidence at all that anybody who was a person of interest in relation to the Christmas Island disturbance was involved in last night’s disturbance,” he said. (source)

    He also denies that the whole “boat people” mess has anything to do with his government’s gutless policy or that he, himself is in any way responsible for the current situation.

    In short – he is the toughest minister ever and things just happen (as they normally would):

    “These are people in many instances who are not happy with that outcome but … if they think they will change their visa outcome, if they think they will be accepted as refugees because of this sort of protest action, they’ve chosen the wrong government and the wrong minister, because that won’t be happening.”

    With the damage bill to run into millions of dollars, Mr Bowen said protesters could potentially face criminal charges following an investigation by the Australian Federal Police. (source)

    Hey folks these guys can POTENTIALLY face criminal charges!

    Now, that is tough!!

  2. That made me laugh…if nthey face criminal charges, who’ll be paying for their defence?

    And when (if?) they’re found guilty, what will happen then? Years in jail and then deportation?

    Should just shove them back in a boat & tow them away. They found their own way here, they should be able to find their own way back to where they come from.

  3. This is where much of our tax dollars are going. Not to Youth Training, Elderley housing, Hospitals, Roads, Public Transport – no it is going to these Bastards. How dare thay come in here and demand anything at all. They were not invited to come here. Go home to some nice democratic Islamic country where their language is spoken, where there is no dole money, no schooling for Kurds. Go back to Mr. Edogan in Turkey, he will accommodate them with a prison cell or a bullet which is happening in Eastern Turkey. right now. A six week stint teaching in Merzin did it for me. Kurds are not welcome there. So, try Saudi – they have all the money in the oil world.

    We need a referendum on the migration question in Australia. I dare any government to do this, the bunch of gutless mongrels.

    I would not be surprized if our unelected leader JG now in Tokyo does not celebrate Anzac Day with the sons of Nipon, you know those little Jap bastards, who bombed our hospital ships, gunned down ou nurses after herding them into the surf. Or the thousands of Australian Soldiers who were beheaded by these mongrels. Have a nice time with the Anzac biscuits Julia. You are not worth a pinch of shit Madam.

  4. “he’s ringing each personally” – does this mean that each they have mobile phones? That they each have credit on those mobile phones? I thought they were refugees?
    Personally, I would leave them up there. Sometime they will come down – or they will starve. Either way – freedom (us from them).

    What makes me really mad is that, having wrecked the place, they will no doubt be moved somewhere nicer so they can riot again.

  5. Julia’s Tours – 12 months free accommodation for each room you trash. In house direct-dial phone to the minister’s office, halal meals, a night on the tiles every night, bonfire night & other entertainments.

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