Thousands of hungry Liberians stormed Monrovia's port in a massive looting spree as rebel fighters prepared to hand it over to U.S.-backed West African peacekeepers.
CNN's Jeff Koinange reported from the scene Wednesday: "They are taking whatever they can -- vehicles, furniture, electrical appliances, food. It is an unbelievable scene. They are literally stripping the port dry."
He said some looters were running away carrying on their heads heavy sacks of food brought to Liberia by aid agencies...
[Update, 8:40PM: 200 US troops will now go ashore. A bit like closing the barn door. Disclosure: I previously have weighed in against military intervention.]
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