• Silent Majesty


    NusaBali reports that while no one is allowed to enter the Besakih Temple on the slopes of volcanic Mount Agung except to pray, the Bali Police Command has stationed 52 officers to protect Bali’s most sacred temple until the current increase in volcanic activity abates.

    The temple is off-limits to tourists while the “Level IV” warning is in place and guarded by police working in three shifts.

    A company of police from the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) of the Bali police is fully armed to protect both the temple and the abandoned homes of people living near the temple.

    While many villagers return to check on their homes and belonging during daylight hours, all return to temporary evacuation camps outside the danger zone after dark, when police intensify their patrols of the area.

    Local businesses are now shuttered with the surrounding community resembling a ghost town. At night, homes and business normally lit up by lighting now sit in complete darkness.

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    Re-posted by Pande

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