'Protesters at Villawood' image by Jessica Xu

A group of protesters have camped outside Villawood Detention Centre and are stopping vehicles to prevent the deportation of Iraqi refugee known as Saeed*

Saeed was due to leave Australia, however went on hunger strike and became too ill to travel, further complicating the stand off between protesters and the Australian Government.

Wire reporter Myles Houlbrook-Walk attended the vigil at Villawood on Monday night and spoke to Saeed’s lawyer, while Amelia Navascues spoke to refugee rights lawyer Julian Burnside.

*Not his real name

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