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Ellen acknowledges demonstrators' rights, but warns

By Ferricks Dainsee
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says every Liberian has the right to demonstrate, provided such demonstration is done within the confines of the law.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “Liberia is a democratic country and government will not stop anyone from demonstrating.”

“Organizers and Demonstrators will be held liable, if they go beyond the confines of the law", she warned.

The Liberian President made the statements Friday   March 29 , 2013 at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County following her arrival from the Netherlands and Indonesia.

The Liberian Leader, however, added: “People must be prepared to take responsibility for their actions, because government has the responsibility to protect lives and properties, including those of demonstrators.”

President Johnson-Sirleaf’s statement comes in the wake of reports that some civil society organizations are planning a demonstration on 12th, April  2013.


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