A Bend in the River - Book 3, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 14 Summary

Things get bad after the Youth Guard is disbanded. Police and other officials start harassing people. Metty is tormented every time he takes out the car. At one point he is arrested, and after that, Salim starts taking the car until he is harassed. He has to show his papers over and over, and they always want money. They sense the President's weakness in the area. Everything in the area looks the same, the army and the photos of the President. However, the people have lost faith in authority. Salim holds off paying the bribes, because he still believes in the power of the President.

Violence erupts in town. There are assaults on police stations, and statues are toppled. The uprising seems somewhat organized, and one morning Metty brings Salim a leaflet he found from a group called The Liberation Army...

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