” Scaring And Unacceptable” Her Voice Liberia Describes Monday’s Violence on UL Campus

Liberia: ‘Her Voice Liberia’, a local human rights group has termed as ‘scaring and unacceptable’ Monday’s violence on the University of Liberia main campus on Capitol Hill.

The situation paralyzed normal academic activities on the University of Liberia main campus on Monday March 13, 2023 and prevented the movement of people for some hours. Several students and non-students were severally injured due to the throwing of stones.

According to the Head of Her Voice Liberia, Cllr. Margaret Nigba, the throwing of stones, blocking of traffic and destruction of properties by unknown people are all early warning signs ahead of the 2023 crucial elections that need to be address immediately.

“ We have already started sensitizing our people in the rural areas especially South Eastern Liberia for a peaceful and violent free elections as such; any act that has the propensity to derail the peace including the elections in Montserrado County and beyond should be discouraged and condemned in the strongest term”, the group noted.

The Human Rights group who did not point accusing fingers at the Monday’s situation from any claimed parties or end wants National security apparatus ensure measures in place for early warnings in order to avoid future elections related violence.

“Even though , the situation did not speak to any election related issue but we fear that if not addressed soon, we might see more of that drawing closer to the elections and it will send a negative signal about the peace and security of our Country”, Her Voice Liberia re-emphasized.

Meanwhile, the organization is calling for calm from all parties involved into the saga in order to ensure that the students return to classes and exercise on of their fundamental rights to education.

Monday’s violence erupted as a result of Montserrado District 8 Representative Acarous Gray lunch rally with some students on the University of Liberia’s campus. Supporters of Rep Gray clashed with members of the Students Unification Party)SUP.

SUP had earlier warned Rep Gray to keep out of the UL campus as they were having a planned citizen rally on corrupt officials.

It can be recalled that some Students of the University reportedly booed and chased out of the UL campus some high ranking officials of govt over what they termed as corrupt officials.

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