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Incident Type: Communal riots, violence

Date: April 17 - May 3, 2000

Location: Poso City

Actors: Muslim and Protestant rioters

Event: A Muslim is is found murdered in a Protestant neighborhood, inciting Muslim rioters into further home-and-church-burning. Muslim rioters start checking for I.D. Cards and target Protestants. Protestants and Muslims organize themselves into a "red group" and a "white group", respectively, wearing corresponding headbands to ease identification.

Source: Lorraine Aragon, Human Rights Watch