A riot squad from the Liberia National Police (LNP) descended with firepower on a citizens’ demonstration against the alleged killing of two boys for ritual purposes. The demonstration took place around 12:00 p.m. in the Kingsville Number 7 community, along the Paynesville-Kakata Highway, in the vicinity of 15 Gate. The boys, age 9 and 10, who were reported missing for several days in early June, were later discovered dead with body parts missing. Therefore, Around mid-day today, they setup a blockade along the Paynesville-Kakata highway to call public attention their grievance. Meanwhile, the roadblock was cleared by around 3:00 p.m. and residents of the community are currently meeting to determine their next course of action.
Source: Daily Observer June 24, 2019 15:21 UTC