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Liberians repel quarantine revolt

Poor in Ebola-hit slum awake to find area cordoned off

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 4:34 a.m.

Liberian soldiers patrol in the West Point area Wednesday as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Monrovia, the capital. Security forces deployed to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the city.

Liberia's efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak spreading across parts of West Africa quickly turned violent Wednesday when angry young men hurled rocks and stormed barbed-wire barricades, trying to break out of a neighborhood that had been cordoned off by the government.

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