MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Justice, has categorically condemned the July 26 street violence that occurred in Central Monrovia.
The violence involved two rival groups believed to be members of the University of Liberia campus-based Student Unification Party (SUP) and the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC)-Collaboration of Opposition Parties (COP).
A Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) release issued recently said the Justice Ministry has accordingly instructed the Inspector General of Liberia National Police (LNP) to launch an immediate and full-scale investigation into the incident.
It said images of the violence being posted of social media showed unwarranted used of force and maltreatment of some participating youths, which has no place in Liberia’s newfound democracy.
The Attorney General, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, has also called on the police to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book, in keeping with the laws of Liberia.
According the Liberian Government, while it encourages all citizens to express their views on national issues, their methods must be in conformity with the law.
Meanwhile, the Justice Ministry has clarified that it did not receive request from any group to march in the streets of Monrovia on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in protest for or against Government.