Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Schoolboy mob

We were on our way home from our school co-op when our car was surrounded by fifty to sixty boys. Most were around the age of 11 or 12, though some were younger and there were a few older boys (maybe 17) leading them. The boys I teach and I were in the car with their father.
With no hesitation, one of the older boys from the street ran up on the hood of the car and onto the roof, a younger boy followed him. As we drove backwards to get out of their midst, I was worried someone outside the car would get hurt. But no one did. Thankfully.
There is so much unrest here right now and even the children are involved in the rioting. The problem is that no one is telling them about the consequences of their actions--how much is too far, such as running on the roof of a moving vehicle.
It looks like things here will get worse before they get better.

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