Darwin, Australia: Rebellion at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

Published November 6, 2018

Smoke is seen coming from inside the Don Dale detention centre

Darwin, Australia: A rebellion erupted at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre on Tuesday evening. At least two buildings inside the complex were set on fire.

Jerrycans of fuel were used to set multiple fires. Two prison guards were injured and one was taken to hospital. At least one of the buildings was destroyed.

The rebellion comes less than a month after a dozen youths aged between 14 and 17 damaged infrastructure and accessed keys to the facility on October 20. Four boys were accused of starting fires at the centre in July and prison guards were attacked in May.