Authorities of Australian Prison Teargas Over 70 Inmates to Stop Riot

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The administration of Australia's Bathurst prison located some 125 miles west of Sydney on Monday used tear gas against more than 70 prisoners to stop the riot, media reported.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Guardian newspaper reported that the riot started at about 1:30 p.m. local time (03:30 GMT), after one inmate had allegedly hit a guard.

In order to tackle the unrest, the administration used tear gas to make the inmates leave the prison's unit, the media outlet added citing a spokeswoman from Corrective Services New South Wales.

According to the newspaper, the ringleaders of the unrest have already been isolated

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