Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew and has quarantined an area of the capital Monrovia in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the curfew would be from 21:00 local time to 06:00 (21:00-06:00 GMT).
West Point update:
3 wounded, one appeared shot in the leg, although conflicting sources say they young man, identified only as ‘Shaki’, was injured by the stampede and got his leg caught up between some barbed wire. His leg was helped into a makeshift brace, but it would take about 3 hours for an ambulance to arrive. AFL soldiers at the scene shot several rounds into the air to disperse a defiant crowd. The commissioner of the Township of West Point, Haja Miatta Flowers, is reportedly under seige at her home by some West Point residents who claim that she ‘sold’ West Point to the government, hence the quarantine order by the President of Liberia. Efforts to evacuate her have not been successful.
AFL was on the scene manning all entrances into West Point. 3 young men were injured as far as we know. There are conflicting accounts about one of the injuries, a 15 year old boy named ‘Shakir whose leg was injured so bad it is suspected to be a bullet wound. Some say however that his leg was caught up in barbed wire during the commotion. His leg was placed in a makeshift brace to hold it together. Soldiers on the scene shot into the air to create space between the rioters and themselves. Shaki and the other 2 injured were taken to a hospital for treatment. But they had been laying there for over 3 hours before the ambulance arrived.