East Timor: supporters of ousted premier protest in capital

East Timor: supporters of ousted premier protest in capital
East Timor: supporters of ousted premier protest in capital

A first batch of around 300 protesters arrived in cars and were escorted by foreign peacekeepers in helicopters and armored vehicles. They had all been searched for weapons at a road block away from the town.

Hundreds of other others vehicles carrying members of Mari Alkatiri's ruling Fretilin party were visible on a road leading to Dili, but the convoy was moving very slowly and it was under heavy guards, the AP reports.