Shots fired as Aussies attempt to storm Manus “refugee” detention centre, reports say

A group of locals, including personnel from naval base, tried to break into camp to attack refugees after incident outside the centre, according to reports

  • andycanuck

    Link here:
    Sorry, it’s to the Guardian. 🙁

    • Alain

      No, not a single detail, and in fact written as though it was likely baseless and just, well you know “racism”. Also calling citizens fed up with the invasion of criminals a mob was very telling. Disgusting that once again here is government and authorities defending the invaders instead of the citizens of the country.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        This is going to happen in Emerson, Manitoba.

        • El Martyachi

          I really really doubt it. If so, buckle up in a very general way.

      • Watchman

        Manus island is part of the country of New Guinea and the detainees were specifically quartered there under an agreement with Australia to prevent these detainees from getting access to Australian activist legal aid and deter a flood of further ‘refugees’ via Indonesia.

        “Refugees were beaten by police, navy and locals. After that police and navy started firing in air, but after 10 minutes they started shooting at the detention centre,”
        All three categories: police, navy and locals, are all New Guinean nationals, “Lombrum Naval Base or HMPNGS Tarangau is a military base operated by the Maritime Operations Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF).”

        There was some event or behaviour of the camp’s immigrant population that angered the locals so much they were prepared to kill them. The Guardian has chosen not to tell us what that event or behaviour was so as not to disturb the narrative that the detainees were innocent victims of Australia.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Confusingly, the article says that “asylum-seekers” aren’t allowed out of the compound, but “refugees” occasionally are…aren’t they the same thing? And of course, no mention is made of what exactly was the “incident” involving a refugee who was let out that triggered this attack, although I have my suspicions.

    • tom_billesley

      Most likely a “sexual emergency”.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      People confirmed to be from a country with war are given more freedom then ones who are not.

      The ones who are not are held in a locked area until arrangements can be made to deport them back.

  • Denis

    how could they shoot when Australians are not allowed guns anymore?

    • tom_billesley

      PNG Defence Force has guns.

  • tom_billesley

    Michael Clark Rockefeller, fifth child of then Governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared in Papua New Guinea in 1961. Some say he was taken by headhunters and cannibals. Will there be migrant skulls on the spirit boards in the longhouses soon?