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08 Sep 2020 | 05:14 AM UTC

Timor-Leste: Demonstrators gather in Dili September 8

Demonstrators gather in Dili on September 8; avoid all protests as a precaution



Demonstrators affiliated with the Alliance of Timor-Leste University Students (AUTL) are staging a protest in Dili on Tuesday, September 8, to demand that the government allow fee exemptions for undergraduate students. Demonstrators have gathered in the vicinity of the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL), where protests have been occurring since Monday, September 7. The AUTL has stated that demonstrations will occur in the area until at least Friday, September 11.

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions to transportation are likely around any protests.


Individuals in Dili are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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