Liberian police fire tear gas to disperse protest over Ebola quarantine

MONROVIA Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:46am EDT

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MONROVIA Aug 20 (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighbourhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus.

Witnesses said there were no injuries.

Liberian authorities introduced a nationwide curfew on Tuesday and put the neighbourhood - West Point - under quarantine. The rundown area has been hit by Ebola, which has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries.

(Reporting by Alphonso Toweh and Clair MacDougall; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; editing by John Stonestreet)

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