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Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by 9jahubcom(m): 12:08pm On Aug 21, 2014
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Liberian soldiers opened fire on residents of a slum in their country's capital city today after it was locked down in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola virus.

According to DailyMail, people ran screaming as soldiers from the country's Ebola Task Force brutally enforced a quarantine of Monrovia's West Point district ordered by the country's president last night.

See photos below. Warning: Graphic content

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The chaos in Monrovia erupted after protesters surrounded the home of the West Point's commissioner, Miatta Flowers, pictured below, blaming her for the decision to turn their neighbourhood into an open-air isolation ward.

Soldiers carrying assault rifles lashed out at residents with telescopic truncheons and at least one man was shot as a security team moved in to evacuate Mrs. Flowers. A resident of the West Point district told the Associated Press by phone that security forces were firing into the air to disperse crowds angry over the quarantine measures. 

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West Point Commissioner Miata Flowers is escorted out of the slum by members of Liberia's Ebola Task Force

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Some relatives of Mrs Flowers are led away from the slum, which has been sealed off by soldiers and police

Over the weekend also, a mob attacked and looted an Ebola screening centre, accusing officials of bringing sick people from all over Monrovia into their neighbourhood. Dozens of people waiting to be screened fled in the chaos. Looters made off with items, including bloody sheets and mattresses that could further spread the virus.

In many areas of the capital, meanwhile, dead bodies have been in the streets for hours, sometimes days, even though residents asked that the corpses be picked up by health ministry workers wearing protective gear.

Riot police and soldiers have now sealed off West Point with makeshift barricades built from piles of wood and barbed wire. Ferries to the area have been halted, and a coast guard boat was patrolling the waters around the peninsula. At least 50,000 people live on the half-mile-long point, which is one of the poorest and most densely populated neighbourhoods of the capital. Sanitation is poor even in the best of times, and defecation in the streets and beaches is a major problem. Mistrust of authorities is rampant and many people live without electricity or access to clean water.

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Liberia's strict new measures came as medical authorities there said three infected doctors treated with an experimental drug were showing signs of recovery, although it was not certain if it was thanks to the drug. Announcing the quarantine, as well as a wider curfew, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said last night:
'We have been unable to control the spread due to continued denials, cultural burying practices, disregard for the advice of health workers and disrespect for the warnings by the government.'As a result and due to the large population concentration the disease has spread widely in Monrovia and environs. May God bless us all and save the state,' she later added.

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God help us: Members of the Church of Aladura pray on the beach in Monrovia, Liberia. They said they were praying for God to rescue Liberia from its current crisis

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Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by chinkichun: 12:20pm On Aug 21, 2014
It now seems like a zombie apocalypse over there cry

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Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Ariyke: 12:28pm On Aug 21, 2014
embarassed kai! This is serious if care is not taken this diseases won't leave this region easily
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by omenka(m): 12:32pm On Aug 21, 2014
What is happening there and these pictures are so reminiscent of the movie "World War Z"!!

God help us all...
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Gozzzy(m): 12:33pm On Aug 21, 2014
Beginning of ...............
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by FastShipping: 12:35pm On Aug 21, 2014
Animals in human skin.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by s3nn2x(m): 12:37pm On Aug 21, 2014
Any means possible...as far as it will curtail the spread of Ebola.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nobody: 12:37pm On Aug 21, 2014
is something wrong with these liberian people. why steal blood stained mattress sheets

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Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nctrice(m): 12:38pm On Aug 21, 2014
crazy things could happen when leaders run out of ideas! May God save Liberia! May God save us all!
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nobody: 12:40pm On Aug 21, 2014
What a world we live in.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nobody: 12:41pm On Aug 21, 2014
omenka: What is happening there and these pictures are so reminiscent of the movie "World War Z"!!

God help us all...

Its as if yhu took the word out of my brain. Immediately I finished reading the topic, the first thing that came to my mind was "WORLD WAR Z" is happening in monrovia
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nobody: 12:58pm On Aug 21, 2014
False report. I didn't see no soldiers opening fire on people; I didn't see no dead bodies. All I see is people been hit with sticks and batons. All the same, I condemn the act.

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Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by DRealGeesam(m): 1:21pm On Aug 21, 2014
The government should do better than this.
This is too barbaric.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Mayydayy(m): 1:48pm On Aug 21, 2014
this pictures provoked a kind of sympathy i have not felt fo long.
the girl running and crying and being pursued by a solfier who might have hit her with dat heavy rod.
the agony on shock on d face of that woman being escorted out of the slum.she must have seen death while alive.
the baby without clothing crying on perhaps the dads shoulder
the worst is the picture of a boy lying close to what looks like a dumpsite.crying unconttollably.the soldiers looked and passed without thinking of helping him.he lies in his own blood.i think he might have been shot.
my heart is broken.when will the blackman stop being savages.
God have mercy

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Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Alexcassy: 2:06pm On Aug 21, 2014
its looking more and like this movies I watched days ago called PANDEMIC
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Dreyl(m): 2:57pm On Aug 21, 2014
Jeez!!!
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Tval(m): 3:10pm On Aug 21, 2014
Is this how they want to contain the spread of Ebola? Who is the president of this country? She needs to have a rethink of the way they are going about this.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Licensed2Kill(m): 3:10pm On Aug 21, 2014
D only consolation I take from ds news is that I realized its not only nigerian soldiers that hv matric numba on dia guns...maybe its an african things.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by abdulaz: 3:58pm On Aug 21, 2014
Africa cry
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by tunshe: 4:13pm On Aug 21, 2014
Ebola.....A similitude of all the movies where viruses were developed in the lab, tested on humans and the spread caused the government to quarantine humans and kill them for non compliance.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by bennyrazz: 4:21pm On Aug 21, 2014
han han.. na wa o! same thing Sawyer did to Nigeria, he knew he was infected so he wanted to infect Nigerians but thank God for those that gave their lives for the survival of millions of Nigerians. Those people are all infected and they want to infect others, Quarantine them all o
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by 175(m): 4:27pm On Aug 21, 2014
Licensed2Kill: D only consolation I take from ds news is that I realized its not only nigerian soldiers that hv matric numba on dia guns...maybe its an african things.

Which one come be matric number for guns?

gringringringrin


Stop somking Ebola n Hedges!
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nobody: 4:29pm On Aug 21, 2014
tunshe: Ebola.....A similitude of all the movies where viruses were developed in the lab, tested on humans and the spread caused the government to quarantine humans and kill them for non compliance.
I am beginning to question this ebola thing. It's like there is something going on that we don't know.

God Help Africa
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by tunshe: 4:32pm On Aug 21, 2014
barcanista: I am beginning to question this ebola thing. It's like there is something going on that we don't know.

God Help Africa

You can say that again.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Nobody: 4:33pm On Aug 21, 2014
tunshe:

You can say that again.
Whatever that is on their sleeves against Africa is Dead On Arrival
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Biggyd2: 4:37pm On Aug 21, 2014
Just saw the American Doctor who survived the ebola making a press conference on Sky news. The two of them flown in from Liberia were treated with the experimental drug. They have now been discharged and are well. In all of this he was just appealing that the people of Liberia and west Africa who are suffering from this disease be remembered too.

The days of the ebola scourge is numbered. Soon that drug or an alternative will flood west Africa. Let us be vigilant though. With God, we shall overcome.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Tundeiab(m): 4:51pm On Aug 21, 2014
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Liberian soldiers opened fire on residents of a slum in their country's capital city today after it was locked down in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola virus.

According to DailyMail, people ran screaming as soldiers from the country's Ebola Task Force brutally enforced a quarantine of Monrovia's West Point district ordered by the country's president last night.

See photos below. Warning: Graphic content

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The chaos in Monrovia erupted after protesters surrounded the home of the West Point's commissioner, Miatta Flowers, pictured below, blaming her for the decision to turn their neighbourhood into an open-air isolation ward.

Soldiers carrying assault rifles lashed out at residents with telescopic truncheons and at least one man was shot as a security team moved in to evacuate Mrs. Flowers. A resident of the West Point district told the Associated Press by phone that security forces were firing into the air to disperse crowds angry over the quarantine measures. 

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West Point Commissioner Miata Flowers is escorted out of the slum by members of Liberia's Ebola Task Force

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Some relatives of Mrs Flowers are led away from the slum, which has been sealed off by soldiers and police

Over the weekend also, a mob attacked and looted an Ebola screening centre, accusing officials of bringing sick people from all over Monrovia into their neighbourhood. Dozens of people waiting to be screened fled in the chaos. Looters made off with items, including bloody sheets and mattresses that could further spread the virus.

In many areas of the capital, meanwhile, dead bodies have been in the streets for hours, sometimes days, even though residents asked that the corpses be picked up by health ministry workers wearing protective gear.

Riot police and soldiers have now sealed off West Point with makeshift barricades built from piles of wood and barbed wire. Ferries to the area have been halted, and a coast guard boat was patrolling the waters around the peninsula. At least 50,000 people live on the half-mile-long point, which is one of the poorest and most densely populated neighbourhoods of the capital. Sanitation is poor even in the best of times, and defecation in the streets and beaches is a major problem. Mistrust of authorities is rampant and many people live without electricity or access to clean water.

[img]http://4.bp./-EQy6jnU-afA/U_Tiywl9D7I/AAAAAAABFB0/2JWwobCbg9U/s1600/1408538714180_wps_6_Liberia_security_forces_b.jpg[/img]
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Liberia's strict new measures came as medical authorities there said three infected doctors treated with an experimental drug were showing signs of recovery, although it was not certain if it was thanks to the drug. Announcing the quarantine, as well as a wider curfew, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said last night:
'We have been unable to control the spread due to continued denials, cultural burying practices, disregard for the advice of health workers and disrespect for the warnings by the government.'As a result and due to the large population concentration the disease has spread widely in Monrovia and environs. May God bless us all and save the state,' she later added.

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God help us: Members of the Church of Aladura pray on the beach in Monrovia, Liberia. They said they were praying for God to rescue Liberia from its current crisis

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Your topic doesn't correspond with the pictures I have just perused. Some people were seen walking freely while other were being shot at.
I suggest you carry out your findings properly before opening a thread.
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by lordsilver: 7:38pm On Aug 21, 2014
Is this all that woman can come up with?

That leaf of a president needs to remember that there is God ooooooo
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by 9jahubcom(m): 9:36pm On Aug 21, 2014
Tundeiab: Your topic doesn't correspond with the pictures I have just perused. Some people were seen walking freely while other were being shot at.
I suggest you carry out your findings properly before opening a thread.
try put on eye glass and see dailymail link on it
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Licensed2Kill(m): 9:37pm On Aug 21, 2014
175:

Which one come be matric number for guns?

gringringringrin


Stop somking Ebola n Hedges!
lol.....dnt take it literally..... Bsyd I cnt figure out wot to terms dos numbas written on dos xpired AKs
Re: Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire On Residents Of Ebola Slum by Tundeiab(m): 1:07am On Aug 22, 2014
9jahubcom: try put on eye glass and see dailymail link on it
You are the one who needs to use your senses bro. Daily mail or not just sit down for a minute and try to relate the pix to the topic.
NB: I need no glasses, cos my eyes are as sharp as that of an eagle.

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