According to New Zealand media reports, on January 2nd local time, the riots in a prison in Waikato, North Island, New Zealand, have entered its fifth day, and 16 prisoners still refused to surrender.
On the night of the 1st, prisoners occupying a building in the prison set fire to confront the police, causing serious damage to the prison building.
At present, police, firefighters and ambulance personnel are still on the scene, and prison spokesman urges prisoners to surrender, saying that they will receive security, food and water after surrender.
Police said that the prison riots did not pose a threat to public safety.
The riot was reportedly triggered by prisoners protesting against the poor prison conditions.
On the afternoon of the 29th local time, riots broke out in a prison in Waikato, North Island, New Zealand.
Prisoners occupied part of the building and confronted the police.