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Cemetery of Santa Cruz, Dili

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Visit the final resting place of the victims of the 1991 protests at Cemetery of Santa Cruz. Over 250 people were killed in the November 12 demonstration for independence, and later buried here, endowing the site with great historical significance. Learn about the hardships faced by the local people under the Indonesian occupation, and get a sense for the consequences of the massacre. Make Cemetery of Santa Cruz part of your personalized Dili itinerary using our Dili vacation builder.
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  • You must first go to the Resistance Museum to see the story and view actual footage smuggled out of East Timor of the massacre of defenceless students in the cemetery, then visit the cemetery itself. ...  more »
  • Santa Cruz cemetery is a sacred and simultaneously tragic place to East Timorese. The cemetery many burials Portuguese colonization, as well as the period of Indonesian occupation. When we visited this site, saw that the people in the daytime sleep on graves. And while all is well cared, but impressions left quite depressing, because this generation of Timorese remembers the events of recent years.
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  • This place represents sad story of Timor-leste especially with Indonesia. it is better to study little bit about independence of Timor-leste from Indonesia.