Migrants at Marsa centre protest, demand 'freedom'

Migrants being held in detention at the Marsa initial reception centre demanded freedom during a protest there on Tuesday

A large group of migrants held at the Marsa centre demanded they be set free. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
A large group of migrants held at the Marsa centre demanded they be set free. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)

Migrants at the Marsa initial reception centre demanded freedom in a protest against their detention.

The large group of migrants shouted “freedom” from inside the centre where they are being kept.

A large police contingent gathered outside the facility on standby. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
A large police contingent gathered outside the facility on standby. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
The people who protested are being held in detention in the initial reception centre, which is part of the open centre (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
The people who protested are being held in detention in the initial reception centre, which is part of the open centre (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
(Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
(Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)

The initial reception centre forms part of the open centre, however migrants held there cannot leave the premises.

A large contingent of police officers and an ambulance gathered outside the facility but no injuries were reported.

More to follow.

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