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.
Despite the tight security around Monrovia on June 7, thousands of Liberians turned out to participate in the Council of Patriots’ much-publicized Save the State protest.
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 Friday, June 7, thousands of protesters turned out to participate in the Save the State protest to demand better governance.
Below are photos from the protest.
Watch a collection of clips from the Save the State protest.
As the June 7 protest draws closer, many Liberians are making their decision about whether or not they will attend the protest that has a stated goal of pushing the George Weah government to improve its governance and the economic conditions of the country.
Senate Pro Tempore Albert Chie has appealed to the organizers of the June 7 protest to abandon their campaign in the interest of peace and stability.
On Unification Day, President George Weah summoned the organizers of the June 7 protest for a dialogue where he had hoped they would provide their demands to him, ostensibly, to ensure that the government could meet some of the demands in time to avoid the protest.