A crowd urges people in an Ebola isolation centre to come out after a mob opened the gates the facility
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Liberia Ebola protests 'nightmare scenario'

A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say.

The incident happened in the densely populated West Point township on Saturday evening.

At least 20 patients who were being monitored for signs of the illness have left the centre.

Will Ross reports from Lagos in Nigeria.

  • 17 Aug 2014
  • From the section Africa
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