The Federation of Liberian Youth, Liberian National Students Union, the Mano River Union Youth Parliament-Liberia Chapter in a statement released Wednesday expressed concern about “mounting tension and creeping instability” that have flare up since news emerged about the pending protest. However, they expressed fear, referencing Liberia’s bloodest protest – the 1979 rice riot – which aftermath evidently changed the country’s political dynamics. They also accused buinessman-turned-politician Benoni Urey, political leader of the All Liberian Party and chairman of the collaboarting opposition parties. “How can this quasi group plan a protest without letting the Liberian people to know the motivating reasons for their protest? What are the actual motives of these so-called protesters who claim to be in the interest of the Liberian people?
Source: Front Page Africa May 16, 2019 00:33 UTC