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December 28, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When troops of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front marched into this capital last May, victorious after a 30-year civil war, one of their major problems was getting people off the streets. Literally; over the years, soldiers of the Ethiopian 2nd Army had marked their sidewalk guard posts by stringing tin cans across the doorways; any Eritrean returning home after a late night among Asmara's numerous bars and overturning the cans risked getting shot on the spot.
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December 28, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When troops of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front marched into this capital last May, victorious after a 30-year civil war, one of their major problems was getting people off the streets. Literally; over the years, soldiers of the Ethiopian 2nd Army had marked their sidewalk guard posts by stringing tin cans across the doorways; any Eritrean returning home after a late night among Asmara's numerous bars and overturning the cans risked getting shot on the spot.
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