Phase One rioting begins PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Riots

Location: Poso City and surrounding villages.

Actors: Kayamanya youths and Muslim youth from Parigi, Palu and elsewhere; Protestant youth from Poso and Tentena.

Event: Groups attack one another, loot businesses and destroy the homes of prominent figures. Truckloads of out-of-towners are shipped in to join in the violence. Anonymous leaflets urging participants on were widely distributed on both sides. 200 injured.

Source: Lorraine Aragon, Human Rights Watch