Monrovia – The Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) have condemned the “brutality and violence meted out by the Government of Liberia”, against protesting students from several public schools in Monrovia. The students were protesting in demand of the payment of salary arrears due their teachers. “We view the students’ action as an exercise of their fundamental rights, particularly as it relates to the right to education and freedom of assembly,” CPP said in a release. “Weah’s own Minister of Education decried the situation and requested increase in the national appropriation for education, which was unheeded,” the political parties added in a statement. “The Liberian people are right to expect that they will be paid on time, and commensurate with the ever-increasing costs of living in the country.
Source: Front Page Africa October 18, 2019 01:41 UTC