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Wednesday, September 8, 1999 Published at 09:55 GMT 10:55 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Picture gallery: Timor - the world protests

As violence continues in East Timor after last week's vote in favour of independence, concern has been growing around the world.

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Several demonstrations have been organised in support of the East Timorese and against the Indonesian government.

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In Portugal, a candlelit vigil was held outside the offices of the United Nations in Lisbon.

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Police keep watch as members of the East Timor community demonstrate outside the UN information office in Sydney.

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Selwyn Jones of San Francisco holds up a placard outside the Indonesian consulate there.

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In Jakarta, East Timor pro-independence activists demonstrated outside the US embassy.

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Hooded protestors carry a coffin through the streets of Auckland, where APEC foreign ministers are holding a summit.

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