11 arrested in Safi Barracks riot

Safi Barracks riot at 12:30am results in arrest of 11 persons

A riot erupted inside the Safi Barracks where a number of asylum seekers reside.

Rapid Intervention Unit offices were called to the Kirkop compound at 12:30am on Friday morning, after black smoke was noticed coming out of a tent in which the migrant residents sleep in.

Police said that in the ensuing incident, a police constable was injured after being hit in the head by a metal object being thrown from the barracks’ residents.

Civil Protection Department personnel put out the fire. 11 persons were arrested and taken to police HQ for interrogation.