On May 20, 1974 the Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT) was founded in East Timor. Four months later, the ASDT changed its name to FRETILIN - the Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor. May 20, 1975 was celebrated in East Timor as the "Day of Revolution” . A huge rally of over 20,000 in the capital, Dili, concluded the celebrations.
Recommended CitationFreney, Denis, Guerrilla War in East Timor, Australian Left Review, 1(52), 1976, 23-26.