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Alice Springs Lockdown, ‘Emergency Situation’: Unrest in Alice Springs prompts under-18 curfew

Alice Springs Lockdown, ‘Emergency Situation’: Unrest in Alice Springs prompts under-18 curfew

Mar 27, 2024
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Alice Springs Lockdown –  Alice Springs, a remote town in central Australia, has stated that all citizens under the age of 18 will be subject to a curfew for the night. This comes following violent brawls that occurred in the town.

Eva Lawler, the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, announced that an emergency situation would be declared in the city center, and that 58 more police officers would be deployed to the area in order to dissuade criminal activity and disruptive behavior. Beginning on Wednesday night, the curfew will be imposed from six o’clock in the evening until six o’clock in the morning for the following two weeks.

According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the national broadcaster, Lawler stated during a news conference on Wednesday that “the community have had enough and so have I.” It is our hope that Alice Springs will be a secure location.

Following the funeral of an 18-year-old who had passed away two weeks ago while traveling in a vehicle that had reportedly been stolen, the most recent unrest was recorded on Tuesday among the aftermath of the funeral.

Several videos and photographs that were published on social media showed chaotic scenes in which dozens of people gathered outside of a pub known as the Todd Tavern. They were throwing bricks and attempting to smash down the entrance while patrons took cover inside the establishment.

Michael Murphy, the Commissioner of Police for the Northern Territory, stated that the accident had reignited family feuds and that around 150 persons were involved in the violence. Five persons were taken into custody, and at least fifty firearms were taken away.

Murphy stated that the operation would be completed quickly. Everyone who is responsible will be brought before the court so that they can be held accountable for their actions, and we will determine who is liable.

There are approximately 26,000 people living in Alice Springs, which is located approximately 932 miles (9,500 kilometers) south of Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community accounts for around one fifth of the population, with some of them residing in what are known as camps on the outskirts of the town.

Linda Burney, the Minister for Indigenous Australians of the Federal Government, expressed her satisfaction with the announcement of the youth curfew. She made this statement in a statement, “I hope this is a circuit breaker that will improve the safety of the community at large.

” Mayor Matt Paterson of Alice Springs expressed his approval of the curfew as well. According to what he said to the AFP news agency, the violence had been continually getting “worse and worse for many years.” With any luck, we will be able to return to a state of normalcy.

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