Peacefulness of June 7 Protest is Commendable

BECAUSE THE NATIONAL discourse preceding the June 7 protest was rather riotous and warlike, many people at home and abroad had thought the day would be an apocalypse, chaotic and disruptive. This claimed the attention of Liberians and foreign partners who, fearing the recurrence of violence and conflict characteristic of the country’s street protests, wanted […]

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COP Takes—and Must Bear—the Onus

AT LONG LAST the self-styled Council of Patriots has sat face to face with the President George Manneh Weah and his Government over why the planned protest by the group should or should not be held. Many well-meaning citizens had craved for such a meeting, thinking perhaps that a pre-protest dialogue would find a way […]

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Handling Announced Demonstrations is Crucial to Stability

LIBERIA’S HARD-EARNED peace, stability and democratic consolidation over last 17 years is now left with chance as the people brace themselves for street protests and demonstrations threatened by citizen groups, reportedly including major opposition political parties. As the traditionally ominous month of April unfolds and news and spirited mixed reactions bellow in the air, citizens […]

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