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Pressure mounts on ETimor PM to resign after protest rally

Pressure is mounting on East Timor’s unpopular premier to quit with more than 1,000 people on trucks and motorbikes converging on the capital escorted by peacekeeping troops. “The most important thing is that Mari (Alkatiri) must resign and take responsibility for all that he has done,” Augusto Junior, one of the rally organisers, told AFP Tuesday in the conflict-torn capital. Prime Minister Alkatiri is widely blamed for the near-daily violence that has gripped the tiny nation since April when he sacked 600 of the country’s 1,400 strong army. Full Story

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