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Justice Minister questions legitimacy of anti - gov’t protest organizers

Steven Dorbor
Justice Minister, Musa Dean
Justice Minister, Musa Dean

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - The Government of Liberia is calling on the ‘Council of Patriots’ to provide documents establishing their legitimacy.

According to a release from the Ministry of Justice, the organizers of the 7TH June, demonstration are required by law to prove that the entity is duly incorporated to operate as an association.

In a letter to the Council of Patriots, organizers of the 7th June protest, are required by law to have a Board of Directors, President, Secretary, Treasurer and other officials appointed. The Ministry says this is enshrined in section 41.2 of the association law.

On April 24, a group under the banner, Council of Patriots, wrote the Ministry of Justice to grant them permission for a peaceful demonstration on 7th June this year.

According to the Spokesperson of the ‘Council of Patriots’, Mr. Darius Dillion: “As responsible opposition, they will remain peaceful throughout the conduct of their protest and pointed out that  they had earlier on written the Justice Ministry officially for permit.  

Mr. Dillion spoke Tuesday, April 30, 2019,  at a press conference in Monrovia and said: “The anti-government protesting group intent is to provide recommendations to  government, if adhered  to will better the lives of the Liberian people”.


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