Although this sort of thing has really been going on for quite some time but at a lower level, over the last week or so, the area between the airport roundabout and the Timor Lodge Hotel has come under repeated and increased rock fighting activity and worse (ie bow and arrow, slingshot and rama ambon).
At mid-afternoon today, it didn’t look too good in the distance down the road so I guess it was on again. I saw 2 ambulances with sirens blaring heading from that general direction towards the centre of town (perhaps the hospital).
Someone told me it is a bit of gang warfare related to paying back for the death of someone in an earlier conflict. So I guess it may continue for some time if it is going to be a tit-for-tat exchange of rough stuff. One thing the crisis of last year did was upset some of the balance between rival groups/gangs who have existed long before last year’s problems.
The first of the Christmas nativity scenes are commencing construction but I suspect there will be none to be seen down near the roundabout this year.