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May 29, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slow-motion coup attempt in this island nation took a deadly turn Sunday night as a mob of armed young men, apparently angered by news coverage of their bid to overthrow the government, stormed through the streets of the capital, spraying automatic weapon fire and descending on the national television headquarters with rocks and bottles. An unarmed police officer was shot and killed during the melee, the first death attributed to the May 19 coup attempt.
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May 29, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slow-motion coup attempt in this island nation took a deadly turn Sunday night as a mob of armed young men, apparently angered by news coverage of their bid to overthrow the government, stormed through the streets of the capital, spraying automatic weapon fire and descending on the national television headquarters with rocks and bottles. An unarmed police officer was shot and killed during the melee, the first death attributed to the May 19 coup attempt.
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