The Liberian National Police has charged a 32-year-old man for assaulting another man at a bar in Sinkor, in a case where Rep. Acarous Gray was accused of ordering the assault.
The Monrovia City Court has released 13 of the 21 riot suspects from the Monrovia Central Prison following a protest at the Temple of Justice and a challenge from defense lawyers.
A few days after President George Weah’s government blocked access to social media platforms during the Save the State protest, the president has assured Liberians that his government would protect the constitutional rights of citizens, regardless of their political views, tribal backgrounds, and social status.
The Second Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa has issued an arrest order for a local businessman, Charles A. Edward, after he failed to show up for his arraignment in court.
On June 11, President George Weah addressed the nation – two days after the Council of Patriots had read their petition and said they were giving the government a month to meet their demands. The president called for dialogue with civil society groups and political parties. His speech is below.
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.
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.
Several thousands of Liberians gathered on Capitol Hill in Monrovia today to protest against a rapidly declining economy and rampant corruption under President George Weah.