MONROVIA, Montserrado â€“ Liberty Party has concluded the launch of its campaign, with hundreds of partisans, supporters, and sympathizers defying the continuous downpour of rain and turning out to grace the occasion.
The event was held on Saturday, September 9, and Musa Hassan Bility, the campaign chairman and owner of Truth FM, announced on radio that the party had reached its attendance target of 200,000 at the rally. That figure has not yet been independently verified.
The party was allowed to use the stretch of the Tubman Boulevard near its headquarters to conduct the rally.
Due to the demand for the partyâ€™s t-shirts, some supporters from far distances in the metropolitan of Monrovia were seen entertaining themselves to various party campaign songs, while others began arriving as earlier as 7 a.m. on September 9.
The inadequate space at the location, combined with the rain, did not deter partisans.
The Liberia National Police mounted roadblocks on one side for party officials to mount a stage.
There were cultural performances along with entertainment from young Liberian artists.
Commuters along Tubman Boulevard saw their travel interrupted. Many had to disembark their vehicles and walk through the crowd to get to their destination.
The entire event came to an end at 6 p.m., after Brumskine addressed the crowd.
Below are photos from the rally:
The Liberia National Police mounted roadblocks on Tubman Boulevard. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Police officers direct traffic in front of the Liberty Party headquarter. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Abraham Kromah, the deputy director for operations, gives instructions to other officers. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Ben Sanvee, chairman of Liberty Party, in a chat with Gregory Coleman, inspector general of the Liberia National Police. Photo: Zeze Ballah
LNP officers were seen posted along the entire Congo Town strip of Tubman Blvd. Photo: Lloyd Massah
T-shirts and stickers are distributed to supporters at the home of Charles Walker Brumskine. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Harrison Karnwea, Liberty Partyâ€™s vice standard bearer, at the home of Charles Walker Brumskine. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of Grand Bassa in a chat with Daniel Sando at Brumskineâ€™s residence. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Charles Walker Brumskine and wife paraded Tubman Boulevard along with hundreds of supporters. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Liberty Party women blew their horns amid cheers from other supporters. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Several women dressed in their party lappas and t-shirts at the 72nd Junction. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Liberty Party supporters around ELWA Junction. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Party supporters defy the rain along Tubman Boulevard. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Supporters board a float along Tubman Boulevard. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Some street vendors used the occasion to sell their goods. Photo: Lloyd Massah
Partisans chant various slogans along Tubman Boulevard while parading with Charles Walker Brumskine. Photo: Zeze Ballah
The entire Tubman Blvd in the Congo Town area was blocked by the crowd. Photo: Lloyd Massah
Liberty Party representative candidate Kanio Gbala (in green) marches with other party supporters along Tubman Boulevard. Photo: Zeze Ballah
A Liberty Party supporter climbed a tree along Tubman Boulevard to see the arrival of Charles Walker Brumskine at the party headquarters. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Charles Walker Brumskine greeted by a masked dancer at the party headquarters. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Some supporters of Liberty Party at the rally. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Charles Walker Brumskine, his wife, and other partisans dance to the campaign song. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Harrison Karnwea, vice standard bearer of Liberty Party, and his wife wave to hundreds of partisans. Photo: Zeze Ballah
A masquerade dancer pranced around on stilts over the crowd. Photo: Lloyd Massah
Charles Brumskineâ€™s daughter, Charlyne Brumskine (in green), and other supporters singing and dancing to the party campaign song. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Supporters sit along the road block placed in the middle of the road. Photo: Lloyd Massah
Ben Sanvee, chairman of Liberty Party, is pictured with partisans. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Darius Dillon, Liberty Partyâ€™s vice chairman for political affairs, flanked by supporters. Photo: Zeze Ballah
Some supporters of Liberty Party at the rally. Photo: Lloyd Massah
Supporters at the rally embrace each other. Photo: Lloyd Massah
Featured photo by Zeze Evans Ballah