Young inmates have been talked down from the roof of a Townsville youth detention centre following a riot.
The facility remains in lockdown, while some of the staff at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre were injured when more than 20 inmates went on a rampage overnight.
Parts of the facility were damaged when they hurled projectiles at staff and police.
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At least two staff were hurt when objects were thrown from the roof.
A spokesperson for the centre said all the detainees were brought down from the roof around 6:30am on Friday, 12 hours after the riots began.