This is the site of the 11 February 2008 attempt to take the President, José Ramos-Horta, hostage, and the attempted assassination by 'rebel' former soldiers. The Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, escaped a parallel attempt to take him hostage, as well.
The 'rebel' leader, Alfredo Reinado was shot and killed by one of Ramos-Horta's security men.
The sign in the driveway reads "Robert E. Kennedy Boulevarde".
President Ramos-Horta has today urged Gastao Salsinha, the current leader of the group responsible for last months attack to surrender. He has appealed to East Timorese to end hatred and commitments to violence. "We only destroy each other and the country", he said.
Dear Yan!Thank you so much for this unique series of pictures and comments.
These events, as well as many other, what are going on today in the world, must compel us at last to think again and halt violence.
Power and money are not unique things which do people happy.
In the world there is yet love, eternal beauty of nature...
Greetings from Ukraine. Eva
"End hatred and commitments to violence. "We only destroy each other and the country" ". That is the truth. Regards, John.
Dear Eva and Juan,
I appreciate very much that you have valued the significance of this set of images and my relationship with Timor Leste, and also the truth and hope that you both have expressed.
With sincere appreciation.
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Great view : ]]
Welcome to TL and to the President's residence, sebian.
: O This is a President's residence ?!?! :)
Yes indeed. His private residence. And where the attempted kidnapping took place.
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Photo taken in Unnamed Road, Timor-Leste
Misplaced? Suggest new location