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You decide to keep going with your errands.


You decide it is better to stay out of the way and let tension die down.

Ninety minutes later you're driving home. As you drive along the street where you had problems earlier, more teenagers swarm around your vehicle. More stones are thrown, and two windows crack.

You drive on and get back to your accommodation, shaking.

Your local colleague comes out to the vehicle.

"On no," they say, "that group clearly thought you were the car that struck a pedestrian earlier. I'm going to have to go and resolve this with the community, and then try to get the car fixed." They sigh. "That's going to take a lot of work."


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