Thu, Oct 11, 2012 - Page 4 News List

Bali on alert over anniversary threat

TEN YEARS ON:Bali’s deputy police chief said security was at the highest level ahead of tomorrow’s ceremony to commemorate the 202 people who were killed in 2002

AFP, DENPASAR, Indonesia, and SYDNEY

For many Australians the bombings were a direct attack on their country.

Gillard recently described the event as “a moment of horror that had a profound effect on Australia as a nation.”

“This memorial is just another step in the journey, because it’s something that will never go away,” said Keith Pearce, 65, who flew from Perth with around 30 members of his Australian Rules football club, which lost seven young men. “Each year when we have an anniversary, you look into the boys’ eyes and you can see it’s still very raw for them.”

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