"Where's the security guard?," a guy trying to concentrate at a computer asked.
Then a woman who had been asking computer users if they had a crack pipe she could borrow, told one of the men involved in the fight that he seemed angry today. He instantly responded by kicking a chair at her. The woman, who is mentally slow -- it was her who had initially gotten the first man angry; he had told her earlier, "This is not a drug center!" -- kicked the chair back. He kicked it back yet again, and she kicked it back at him. This was all happening, according to sources, while the computer room was packed. Everybody involved in the threats and kicking was told to leave by the female security guard -- except the angry guy who had started it all.
"Why was there so much fighting?", I asked. "It's two days 'til cheque day," a guy who witnessed the fighting said, smiling. He went on to explain that people get edgy in the last days before welfare cheque day.