One Killed and 77 Injured during Night of Rioting at Australian Immigration Centre in Papua New Guinea

Sara Malm, Daily Mail (London), February 18, 2014

One man was killed and 77 injured after police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on rioting asylum seekers in an Australian-run detention camp last night.

Thirteen people suffered serious injuries, two of which has been flown to Australia for treatment, after the the second riot this week at a detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Australian officials says the riot began when detainees forced their way out of the centre, but refugee advocates insist it was sparked when local residents and police stormed the facility.

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison described the violence as the latest in a series of protests at the camp, which houses around 1,300 men from countries including Afghanistan, Sudan’s Darfur region, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia, and Syria.

‘This is a tragedy, but this was a very dangerous situation where people decided to protest in a very violent way and to take themselves outside the center and place themselves at great risk,’ he told reporters.

He said one man died from head injuries as he was taken to the hospital. He would not disclose the victim’s nationality, or say how he had sustained the injuries.

Another person was shot and was flown to the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby while one man was flown to Australia for treatment of a fractured skull, he said.

In all, 77 people received medical treatment including 13 who were seriously injured, he said.

Morrison initially said the injuries had occurred outside the camp but later said he was uncertain whether the fatal injuries had been inflicted within the camp or outside, adding that local authorities are investigating the matter.

Mr Morrison said Papua New Guinea police opened fire after detainees pushed down the perimeter fence and spilled into the street around the camp.

However, an Australian advocacy group said inmates claim to have been attacked by police and local residents.

Gangs of police and locals—armed with machetes, pipes, sticks and stones—had roamed from compound to compound within the camp attacking asylum seekers, Refugee Action Coalition said.

This was denied by Australian officials and security firm G4S, who operates the camp.

The violence followed a less serious brawl at the same facility on Sunday night that led to the arrests of eight asylum seekers and another 19 being treated for injuries.

Papua New Guinea is one of two South Pacific nations where Australia operates camps to house thousands of asylum seekers, a majority of whom have fled wars in the Middle East, and have tried to enter the country illegally via Indonesia.

Australia intercepts them at sea and sends them to camps at Manus Island or the tiny Pacific atoll nation of Nauru, while their refugee claims are evaluated with the aim to get them to settle in Papua New Guinea or Nauru.

The unrest at the camp in Papua New Guinea, which began late Monday and ended Tuesday, has heightened pressure on Canberra to close these camps.

The conditions in the detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have been citicised by UN agencies and human rights organisations.

Despite this, the Australian government is holding firm, saying the detention camp system is an effective deterrent against asylum seekers.

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  • Extropico

    The Aussies and the Kiwis are near 4.1 billion Asians who long to escape the poverty and overpopulation in their own lands.

    Any UN opposition should be countered by a demand for the complainer to demonstrate efforts to control population levels and instaurate personal responsibility whence the economic migrants came.

    • Spartacus

      It’s not a matter of overpopulation, but of non-human population….

    • Brian Cooper

      I know an Asian woman in Australia and she told me that she was shocked at how hard people actually work here, and the long hours. She said that most uneducated Asians think that all whites are rich because they are white and they have a different religion than Asians. She was very surprised at the kindness of whites towards animals, especially domestic pets, and also the kindness of whites towards people of different races and cultures, especially after a disaster.

      I told her that our kindness to other peoples was coming to an end and she was surprised when I told her that I don’t donate to any cause for Africans or non Christian causes. Eventually, she said she could understand my reasoning.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Watch those so-called “christian” causes. Too many of them DO direct efforts to non-whites. That said, I DO support worthy organizations for non-humans like the ASPCA.

    • borogirl54

      Most of the asylum seekers coming to Australia are from the Middle East. Asian immigrants are from Sri Lanka and Myanamar.

      • Extropico

        That may be true of these asylum seekers. But don’t conflate asylum seekers with overall immigration. There are a couple billion people from Asia and Africa who want into Australia and New Zealand.

    • Erasmus

      The time will come when 1st world countries will have to use “shoot-to-kill” to repel invaders. A horrible thought, but it is what it is.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The Muslims are simply following the primary directives of the Koran. This includes forcing the west to give in to their demands by using any means at their disposal. This is also why they behave like savages in Europe and everywhere else they go. According to Islamist theology, the west is the Dar al-Harb, or “place of war” because it is filled with kuffar. By waging violent jihad, the Dar al-Harb becomes the Dar al-Islam; its kuffar are reduced to tribute-paying dhimmis. Every mosque built on western territory becomes a part of the future Caliphate and is owned by all true Muslims. As the Muslim population increases in size, they begin to seize more land for themselves and exert pressure on the local/national government for more special privileges and exemptions from the laws of the country. Eventually, a separate legislative and judicial apparatus must be established by the national government in order to appease Muslim religious demands. Once the Muslim population reaches critical mass, there is jihad, followed by the establishment of a theocracy ruled by mullahs.

    Our idiot politicians have betrayed us by throwing caution to the wind and opening the gates of hell. Muslims know that the west is weak and believe they can conquer it by means of excessive immigration and high fertility. They will not rest until the entire west has been subjugated. Muslims are biological weapons used by cultural Marxists and Islamist fundamentalist clerics to gain a foothold in the bastions of western civilization and undermine them from within. There will be no peace until Islam and Muslims are wiped out.

    • bigone4u

      There’s a very popular Catholic woman blogger named Ann Barnhardt who fully agrees with you that Islam must be exterminated. Unfortunately, she sees these vermin as children of god who must be converted to Catholism so they can be saved. The problem is that these violent people embraced a violent religion, which justifies their true character.

    • mrcan

      And Westerners are paying for our own demise as most of Muslims are on welfare.

  • bigone4u

    If the Australian navy or coast guard sank the boats carrying these disease infested vermin toward Australia, there would be no need for refugee camps. A truly strong white culture would put out the order: You will be sunk if you enter our territorial waters.

    • Long Live Dixie

      Australia had better ready itself for complete international isolation if it does that.

      Don’t get me wrong – I think they should do that. But they’ll need to be self-sufficient beforehand.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/GenXinOz GenX ANZAC

        I often wondered what rewards we must get for playing ball with the UN?More refugees or less?
        All I’ve been able to work out is we get to sit on the Security and Economic development councils, playing god with the rest of the world while furthering a few individual’s political status.
        Money and war (free trade and strategic defense relationships) appears to be our (leaders) motivation for us to make friends.

        • Brian Cooper

          I am the same. I have often wondered what good the UN is for us. They always seem to complain that we are not doing enough to make our invaders lives better, and all we get in return for our economic support and adherence to the UN charters and protocols, is criticism.

          The UN is an unelected rabble, similar to the EU.

        • John Frum

          I often wondered what rewards we must get for playing ball with the UN?More refugees or less?
          Maybe keeping the dollar the reserve currency.

  • Brian Cooper

    Islam is the human form of the HIV virus and unless the west stop importing more of them, and change our behaviour in relation to them, they will over-run us and I fear that when that happens, it will be too late.

    • Long Live Dixie

      It isn’t just Islam. There are millions of non-Islamic Third Worlders in the West.

  • Spartacus

    And Australia needs these people because… Why ?

    • Brian Cooper

      Because we are nice people and we need to demonstrate to the world that we are not racist, and we love all people and we want them to come to Australia to out breed us because we are just dumb whites and we owe something to all these poor and unfortunate peoples of the world, especially Muslims and blacks.

      In fact, we are so nice, we will even pay you not to work and to stay home and make babies. The way our welfare system has been configured, the white tax paying Australians will actually pay you so much, the more kids you produce, the more we will pay you to stay at home and breed. Is it any wonder the third world filth are busting their guts to get here?? It is sickening.

    • AutomaticSlim

      The same reason we need Mexicans, Haitians, Africans, and other 3rd worlders here in the US….No good reason at all. Just simple, unadulterated, irrational white guilt.

  • wildfirexx

    When you confine too many rats in one place…they tend to rebel and riot.
    I’m sure this is not the kind of rodents, Australia wants in their country!

  • Long Live Dixie

    The comments at the Guardian’s story are mind boggling – Australians saying they are ashamed to be Australian, Australians denying that any Australian identity exists, Australians calling Australia a “nation of immigrants”, Australians saying that only aborigines are Australian. Leftist fools! A couple of especially enthusiastic self-haters actually proposed an international boycott of Australia to bring its tourism industry to its knees.

    If that is the norm for Australia, then that country won’t survive the century. It seems they are eager to cut their own throats.

  • MBlanc46

    If they’re unhappy in their detention camp, they should agree to return to their countries of origin.

    • benvad

      What agree? Force on boats and send them back at the end of a bayonet. Try and come back sink their boats or shoot them.

      Make it a horror story, if rob and do them great harm, if it was my way.

      • MBlanc46

        Whatever works….

  • Long Live Dixie

    . . . White Aussies . . ..

    There is no such thing as a non-white Aussie, so “White Aussie” is redundant.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Be realistic and truthful. There ARE non-white Aussies. You can deny it all you want but your assertion is ridiculous. Aborigines are not White and they are the native peoples in Australia.

  • Brian Cooper

    Last year, the illegals who were housed on Nauru set fire to the place and burnt most of the place down. Cost was $60 million for Australia to rebuild the facility. I have no understanding of these peoples thought processes. They tried to come here illegally, then set out on a path of destruction and violence in order to be accepted into the country.

    Yesterday, 2 illegals who had been released into the community under the previous government regime, faced Court on charges of indecent assault. One of them tried his hand at groping a female whilst standing behind her at a Ricky Martin appearance and the other incident which was unconnected to the first was of one of these Bangladeshi illegals who assisted a blind woman onto a train, then proceeded to play with her breasts in his idea of foreplay before he asked her for a kiss. I guess he thought that because she was blind that she couldn’t ID him, but the CCTV on the station and trains certainly ID’ed him. They both got prison time, with the guy on the train getting 15 months. It is expected that both will be deported after they get out of prison. This is the sort of scum arriving here illegally and expecting to white man here to show them compassion.

    The good thing though is that it is just not white Australians who are against these illegals. Other migrants who came here the right way and went through all the checks and tests applied to would be immigrants, are also against these illegals too. They think that they should come to Australia the correct way like they did. One of the problems with illegals is that they destroy or dispose of their identity documents and it is difficult of finding out exactly who these people are, especially from war torn countries. So they dispose of documents, but not the greenbacks they carry with them. Some are very wealthy judging from the amount of money they carry with them.

    The worst part of this is that if they are released into the community while their claims are checked out, they receive welfare from the AU Government. This really annoys people here. On top of the welfare, they receive all sorts of goodies from different groups such as church groups. I used to regularly donate to the Salvation Army, but now, I will not give a cent to them because of the help they give to illegals, most of which are Muslims.

    What I have never been able to understand is why on earth the undocumented Muslims from Burma (Myanmar?) come here by leaky boats, but they can walk to a Muslim country….Malaysia. Unfortunately, white Christian countries are attracting people from Muslim countries who have no desire to integrate into their host country and become Australians (in this case), and work to support themselves. They come here with very few skills other than subsidence farming, virtually no English language skills and only the desire to be given a house and things to fill it up, plus money from the government to live.

    We are importing poverty, as you are in the US and Europe, and it is this poverty which will kill us eventually. The welfare bill increases each year and they are struggling in dealing with it. The obvious answer is not to import poverty, but they don’t seem to say anything about this. We have to be nuts to continue doing this. Absolute nuts.

    Whenever an illegal gets to enter and stay in our countries, the quality of their lives improves a lot, but the quality of our lives diminishes. The more that come into our countries, the worse it becomes for us, the host people, but these dregs of humanity are smiling and riding high on the hog because of what they receive, which I point out, is much more than any of the host population ever receive from their own governments.

    Makes me sick.

    • Soul Hunter

      That’s just terrible . . . the more I read, the more I become aware that race reality has to be observed, and especially where Muslims and Christians are concerned ..But I will say again and again…” I am compelled to observe my enemy and I will not trust a member of an offending race . . .I will watch them and be vigilant as I feel like the enemy is in my HOUSE..”.

    • jackryanvb

      I suggest partnering with high caste Chinese, look to Singapore as the model for Australia.

  • benvad

    Bravo Papuans teach these dogs a good lesson.

  • JackKrak

    So where are all the liberal, multi-culti Australians rushing to offer their guest bedrooms to these poor souls stuck in the camp? Hello? Hello???

  • jackryanvb

    “Despite this, the Australian government is holding firm, saying the detention camp system is an effective deterrent against asylum seekers.”

    JR comments:

    Australia, Israel and Switzerland are currently strong on the 3rd world immigration invasion.

    Please communicate this to everyone of any importance that you know.

    Don’t let them change the subject to Libertarian wonkery , gun rights or FIGHtIN The Russians Germans again.