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.
A lawyer representing 21 incarcerated defendants who were arrested by the Liberian National Police is warning that “big hands” with the Executive Branch are intimidating insurance companies to prevent them from issuing bonds to his clients.
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.
Amid growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 protest could have a negative outcome, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander Cummings, has asked participants to remain peaceful and avoid provocations.
With barely two days to the June 7 protest, Monrovia saw a buildup of tension that produced unrests in some parts of the capital.
Given the country’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.
The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has issued a harsh statement, rebuking public officials for making comments that it says impedes progress in Liberia.