Posted Tuesday March 22, 2016 by admin

The Australian embassy in Dili was beseiged by Timorese demanding a permanent sea boundary in the oil and gas rich Timor Sea.

More than 10,000 Timorese besieged the Australian embassy in Dili on Tuesday to protest Australia’s refusal to negotiate with East Timor on a permanent sea boundary in the oil- and gas-rich Timor Sea.

East Timor’s former president and prime minister, Xanana Gusmao, called on Timorese to rope in 10 other people to attend the protest, one of the largest in the waterfront capital since the country voted to break away from Indonesia in 1999.

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