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30 Dec 2019 | 10:02 AM UTC

Liberia: Anti-government demonstration in Monrovia rescheduled for January 6 /update 1

Civil society groups postpone anti-government demonstration in Monrovia until January 6; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected



Civil society groups have rescheduled an anti-government demonstration in Monrovia, originally set to take place on Monday, December 30, for Monday, January 6. The demonstration, denouncing President George Weah's perceived mishandling of the ongoing economic crisis, was postponed after the Liberian government said that it would not be able to provide security for the event.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, such as road closures, are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.


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.