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Christmas Island protestors storm Australian consulate

Publish Date
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 1:58pm
Protestors inside Australian consulate (Photo / Alex Braae)
Protestors inside Australian consulate (Photo / Alex Braae)

Christmas Island protestors storm Australian consulate

Publish Date
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 1:58pm

Protestors stormed the Australian consulate in Auckland this afternoon, calling for the Australian government to change its policies relating to Christmas Island detainees.

PHOTOS: Protestors enter Australian Consulate

Newstalk ZB's Christina Campbell was there. 

She said as two of the leaders were bringing a letter out to the Australian Consulate, protestors stormed inside but police remained calm 

Campbell said protestors believe Kiwis generally in Australia are being treated like second class citizens and that those held in the Christmas Island Detention Centre are being held in 'Guantanamo bay type' conditions.

She said protestors want the Prime Minister to step up and "stop having affairs with the All Blacks, and fight for the rights of new Zealanders."

Police asked the protestors to leave the building - which they did - and Christina Campbell said the situation quickly calmed.