Clashes Erupt in Liberia Over Mass Ebola Quarantine

By NORIMITSU ONISHI
Clashes erupted as the Liberian Army and the police began enforcing a quarantine to curb Ebola in West Point. Credit John Moore/Getty Images
Clashes erupted as the Liberian Army and the police began enforcing a quarantine to curb Ebola in West Point. Credit John Moore/Getty Images

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

Soldiers repelled the surging crowd with live rounds, driving hundreds of young men back into the neighborhood, a slum of tens of thousands in Monrovia known as West Point.

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