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09 Jan 2020 | 12:56 AM UTC

Liberia: Pro-government group plans protest in Monrovia January 11 /update 2

Pro-government activists call for a demonstration in Monrovia on January 11; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected



The pro-government Independent Council of Patriots (ICOP) activist group has called for a protest in Monrovia on Saturday, January 11. ICOP leaders are organizing the rally in response to a demonstration held by the opposition Council of Patriots (COP) group on Monday, January 6, to demand the resignation of President George Weah. Participants plan to gather at the Capitol building, however, organizers did not immediately announce an exact meeting time.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the protest site.


Individuals in Monrovia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.