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The killers passed between graves bludgeoning people to death with their rifle butts, hysteria overcame many of the young girls sheltering in the chapel as they saw the soldiers approaching, while others waited silently for the inevitable end. I will never forget the pitiful sight as I was dragged away, of children cowering in the shadows of the soldiers. It was difficult to comprehend the blood splattered scene as bodies lay in heaps in the dust where only forty minutes earlier several thousand young people had celebrated a taste of freedom.

Steve Cox, Generations of Resistance: East Timor

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