After an earlier postponement, the organizers of the well-attended June 7 protest has announced it will go ahead today with its second round of protest to demand that the government address its demands.
The organizer of the June 7 protest, the Council of Patriots, has announced an adjustment in the date of its second protest earlier scheduled to kick-off during the week of July 26.
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has confirmed requesting Abu Kamara, the Coalition for Democratic Change candidate in Montserradoâ€™s 15th district by-election, to restitute more than US$9,000 he defrauded the government.
Sen. Oscar Cooper of Margibi has announced his resignation as an advisor to the Council of Patriots.
Liberian citizens are fed up with what protesters say is a â€œcreeping dictatorship.â€ The governmentâ€™s response was to quiet their voices. Not only was this the wrong move from a constitutional perspective, itâ€™s a lost opportunity.
On Sunday, June 9, members of the Council of Patriots, organizers of the Save the State protest, gathered at the headquarters of the All Liberian Party in Old Road to read their petition to the government. Read the full text.
Given the countryâ€™s history with past protests, especially the infamous Rice Riot of April 14, 1979, there is growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 event could have a negative outcome.
Less than two weeks to the planned June 7 protest in Monrovia, prominent lawyer Arthur Johnson has announced plans to petition the Supreme Court to prevent organizers from going ahead with the protest.