A terrified ethnic Chinese family yesterday told of their desperation to leave Indonesia after a mob ransacked their north Jakarta neighbourhood for 20 hours. Speaking from behind a barricade in the Glodok Chinatown, the family said they had spent a sleepless night fearing for their lives. 'Why didn't the army come?' one family member, a 40-year-old man, asked. 'I have lived here all my life and now I have to leave. The people are angry with the Government and yet they are attacking us. Why?' The street outside was littered with debris. A large shopping mall opposite still belched black smoke. On street corners, units of pink-hatted marines held machine guns. 'They finally came at 11 this morning. Why so late? It has all been destroyed,' an elderly woman said. They said they wanted to leave for Hong Kong, the mainland, Australia or the United States. 'We have relatives in Guangzhou,' the woman said. 'They phoned so we were able to say that we are still okay - but I am scared.' 'We have no protection,' the man said.