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DATE=5/10/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-249162 TITLE=EAST TIMOR/ VIOLENCE BYLINE=JENNY GRANT DATELINE=DILI, EAST TIMOR CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: AT LEAST ONE MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED MONDAY IN THE EAST TIMOR CAPITAL DILI, IN THE SECOND DAY OF PRO-INDONESIAN MILITIA VIOLENCE. FROM DILI, JENNY GRANT REPORTS THE VIOLENCE FOLLOWS RAISED EXPECTATIONS THAT A UNITED NATIONS POLICE FORCE WOULD SOON BE PATROLLING THE TROUBLED TERRITORY. TEXT: IN THE DILI SUBURB OF SANTA CRUZ 150 MILITIAMEN CARRYING HOME MADE GUNS FORMED A CORDON TO BLOCK OFF LOCAL ROADS. IN THE STREETS BEYOND THE CORDON, LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO SAY THEY SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE GUARDED THEIR HOMES WITH KNIVES AND SWORDS. ONE MAN SAID THE FIGHT WAS UNFAIR, NOTING THAT WHILE THE MILITIAS HAVE GUNS AND PISTOLS, LOCAL RESIDENTS CANNOT PROPERLY DEFEND THEMSELVES. TRUCK LOADS OF MILITIAMEN WEARING RED AND WHITE BANDANAS, TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATION WITH INDONESIA, CRUISED AROUND THE TOWN ON TRUCKS. THE RED AND WHITE IRON AND AITARAK PARAMILITARY GROUPS CONTINUED TO THREATEN JOURNALISTS WITH GUNS. SOME PARAMILITARIES MINGLED WITH INDONESIAN SOLDIERS AND WERE DRIVEN AROUND ON MILITARY TRUCKS. RESIDENTS IN THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF DILI STAYED INSIDE THEIR HOMES AS TENSIONS ROSE DURING THE DAY. THE VIOLENCE FOLLOWS SHOOTINGS ON SUNDAY IN THE MARKET AREA, WHICH LEFT ONE YOUNG BOY DEAD. THE UNITED NATIONS CHIEF POLICE ADVISOR OM RATHOR TOLD V-O-A EVEN THOUGH A UNITED NATIONS BROKERED AGREEMENT ON SPECIAL AUTONOMY HAS BEEN SIGNED, THE U-N CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO PREVENT THE VIOLENCE. MR RATHOR SAYS INDONESIAN POLICE ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE LAW IN EAST TIMOR. // SINGING - FADE UNDER // EARLIER STUDENTS SANG OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST TIMOR, IN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE. THE STUDENTS ENDED THE GATHERING WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THAT A U-N POLICE CONTINGENT WOULD NOT BE ARRIVING MONDAY. THE LOCAL PRESS HAD RAISED HOPES THAT A MASSIVE U-N FORCE WAS TO BEGIN PATROLLING IN DILI ON MONDAY. STUDENTS, TRADERS AND DRIVERS -- WHO ARE PINNING THEIR HOPES FOR SECURITY ON THE UNITED NATIONS -- ALL EXPRESSED DISAPPOINTMENT THAT THE POLICE DID NOT ARRIVE. MR RATHOR -- WHO HEADS A TEAM ASSESSING SECURITY FOR THE AUGUST BALLOT -- SAYS POLICE WILL NOT BEGIN ARRIVING FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS, AND ONLY THEN IN SMALL GROUPS. ONE U-N OFFICIAL WENT ON THE LOCAL RADIO IN EAST TIMOR TO TRY TO CLARIFY THE SITUATION TO CALM TEMPERS IN THE CITY. (SIGNED) NEB/JG/FC/PLM 10-May-99 4:25 AM EDT (0825 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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