10 Aug 2017

Peaceful protests on Nauru met with violent arrests

From , 5:03 am on 10 August 2017

Violent arrests have been reported at the Australian run refugee detention centre on Nauru.

The Refugee Action Coalition has released video they say is of the violent apprehension of peaceful protesters which took place yesterday (Tue 8 August).

A spokesperson for the coalition says the protest was prompted by recent revelations about Australia's prime minister and the US president.

The transcript of a telephone conversation shows Malcolm Turnbull telling Donald Trump he's not obliged to accept any of the refugees detained on Nauru, despite their resettlement agreement.

Dominic Godfrey spoke with the coalition's Ian Rintoul.

The Nauru protest at OPC1 on Tuesday 9-8-17.

The Nauru protest at OPC1 on Tuesday 9-8-17. Photo: Refugee Action Coalition