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Subject: Update from Ottawa
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 11:09:48 -0400
From: kerryp@jungle.ottawa.on.ca (Kerry Pither)

Dear friends,

The "Embassy of East Timor" and the solidarity camp set up around it is into day three in downtown Ottawa. So far, the camp has been a *huge* success.

We have had to add another 5 metres to our petition — quickly being filled up with messages to our foreign affairs minister, asking him to publicly support East Timor's right to self-determination.

Last night we showed outdoor movies on East Timor, to a huge audience of passers-by and supporters. This was projected on to a giant screen, with everyone watching from the steps of the human rights monument.

Having the Jazz Festival - which attracts tens of thousands - a block away, has also meant a constant flow of new people coming into the embassy.

Pictures are available on ETAN/Ottawa's web page, accessible from the ETAN/Canada web page at www.etan.ca.

Pictures are located at: http://www.etan.ca/ottawa/index.html

In solidarity,

Kerry Pither ---- This message comes from The Jungle BBS 209.151.28.196 port 3004 Cheap web hosting a funky First Class BBS and a lot of fonts ----

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