Violence Erupts at Australian Detention Center
They weren’t feeling very welcome. Asylum seekers on Christmas Island, a remote outpost 1,650 miles northwest of Perth, have ripped down fences and lit fires at the facility following news that an escaped Iranian detainee’s body had been found. Guards at the camp, where irregular migrants and New Zealanders with revoked visas are processed, have been evacuated for their security. Officials say they are working to resolve the “tense” situation, but rioters have reportedly armed themselves with bats and poles to thwart any attempts at retaking the compound.