Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Independence Day #1

Yesterday was Independence Day number 1 on the Timorese calendar (officially the Proclamation of Independence day); the day the Timorese originally declared independence from Portugal in 1975 before they were brutally invaded and their people murdered en masse by their bigger and stronger next door neighbour Indonesia. This day is not to be confused with Independence Day number 2 on 20 May (Restoration of Independence day); the day the UN handed control over to the people of Timor in 2002.

Category: Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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