Dili Unrest #16

It appeared that things were improving on Monday. Taxis were running, some mini-buses (microlets) were running and more people were showing up for work.

The ANZ bank was open and operating normally. However, street vendors were still pretty much absent. This has made supply of fresh fruit and vegetables difficult. I went to a local restaurant last night and pickings were slim in the salad and vegetable area.

However, events in the afternoon have led to a deterioration. Firstly, a government minister has resigned. Secondly, a senior government official was ambushed near the village of Ermera (the centre of the coffee growing area) and one of his 6-strong police escort was killed and a couple injured.

I don’t know what the outcome of all this will be.