22 August 2017

East Timor police fire tear gas during student protests

22 August 2017 DILI (Reuters) - Hundreds of students in East Timor clashed on Monday with police who fired tear gas to disperse the crowds protesting against alleged government corruption.

Members of parliament were forced to suspend a planned auction of government cars after protesters took to the streets and threw rocks at police officers and public vehicles, alleging the cars were being deliberately marked down and would cause state losses. Full story at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-timor-protests-idUSKCN1B11R9

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