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Liberian Diaspora demonstration fails?

From an Independent Source in New York
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, shortly befeore her address to the UN General Assembly in Nwe York
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, shortly befeore her address to the UN General Assembly in Nwe York

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Sept.25,2013)-Reports emerging from the United States say the much talked about Liberian Diaspora demonstration, on claims of massive corruption in Liberia, has failed.

According to independent sources at the United Nations in New York, where the so called massive planned demonstration would have been held, there were only a hand-full of Liberians protesting some 500 meters away from the UN Headquarters.

A Liberian independent journalist, covering this year’s General Assembly, told mylbsonline.com that he saw just about five Liberians protesting against the government, while they were three times outnumbered by those who had gone there to show support for the government’s achievements.

Other reports on social media networks suggest that, while many Diaspora Liberians disagree with the plan to demonstrate and called for the President’s resignation, they want the government take more concrete steps in the fight against corruption and other vices of the country.

They also acknowledged that Liberia was on the right path and that much progress has also been achieved, given just ten years of peace.

They said maintaining the country’s growing peace and promising democracy were most important than the political ambitions of a few to obtain state power, through the shortening of the country’s democracy.

 


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