The invasion of Portuguese Timor by proIndonesan forces was greeted in Sydney by demonstrations outside the Indonesian embassy.
READER#Waterside workers in Sydney and Melbourne have now banned the handling off all cargo bound for or from Indonesia,
TAKE FILM "invasion"#following the weekend invasion. In Sydney there's only one ship affected so far. Men unloading the Neptune Amber at Pyrmont walked off the job this
6ft.#morning and declared the ship black.
CUE: 13 secs 8 1/2ft#The ship arrived a week ago and was taking on general cargo for Indonesia. The Neptune Amber is expected to sail tonight leaving behind four hundred tons of cargo on the wharf. Nationally, the Waterside Workers Federation is sticking to a ban covering only Indonesian flag ships and cargo which could be used for military purposes. The decision to ban all Indonesian cargoes was taken by Federation members
23ft.#in Melbourne and Sydney only.
Demonstrators at Embassy, marching, banners, police and picketers.
FIRST WORDS: 23FT: "WELL WE'LL HAVE ......
SUPER: JAGERS AT 36 secs NO REVERSES
LAST WORDS: 50 1/2ft: "..... OUR SOLDIERS AGAINST THE JAPANESE."
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Background: The invasion of Portuguese Timor by proIndonesan forces was greeted in Sydney by demonstrations outside the Indonesian embassy.
Banner waving supporters of the leftwing Fretilin movement in Timor picketed the embassy shouting slogans protesting the attack on the capital, Dili.
(Indonesian gunboats were reported to have shelled Dili and 1000 paratroopers followed up the attack. Fretilin, which was in full control of the capital, withdrew to the hills and vowed to fight a guerilla war against the proIndonesian forces.
The Indonesian Foreign Minister, Mr Malik, said Indonesian units had taken part in the Dili invasion at the invitation of the proIndonesian Timorese faction, Apodeti.)
The Sydney demonstrators called on the caretaker Government, led by Mr Fraser, to support truce moves via the United Nations and to immediately announce Australia's support for free determination of the wishes of the Timorese people.
Police were called to the embassy but there was no violence.