Ahead of the much-publicized Dec. 30 anti-government protest by the Council of Patriots, a group purporting to be a breakaway faction – the Independent Council of Patriots – has also written the Ministry of Justice requesting protection to organize a counter-protest on the same date.
Citizens of Liberia, in their collectivity – small and large – hold the sacred right to demand the removal of their leaders without being accused of treason.
The newly inducted Montserrado senator, Darius Dillon, has urged the All Liberian Party candidate in the 15th district by-election, Telia Urey, against honoring President George Weah’s invitation for dialogue after she was violently attacked.
The Ministry of Justice has proposed a bill seeking autonomy for the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Liberian government released a statement criticizing the organizers of the June 7 protest for their unwillingness to present their petition to the government; however, the protesters say the government reneged on its agreement to have an elected senior government official receive its petition.
After several meetings with stakeholders, it is now clear that members of the pending mass citizens’ assembly will gather on Capitol Hill to the present their petition to the government on June 7.
Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe of the Supreme Court of Liberia has issued a citation to Justice Minister Musa Dean and the Council of Patriots, the organizers of the pending June 7 protest, for a conference on Monday, June 3.
A group of citizens has filed a petition to the Supreme Court of Liberia to compel Justice Minister Musa Dean to grant a permit to allow for the planned June 7 protest to take place.