The Grand Kru County sectional heads, comprising chiefs of the 12 traditional communities residing in Monrovia and its environs, the Legislative Caucus and county administration and Grand Kru County Youths and Student Union (GKUSU) have denounced the planned mass protest organized by the Council of Patriots (COP) scheduled June 7.
On behalf of the citizens of the county, the Chairman of the Grand Kru Legislative Caucus Sen. Peter Coleman disclosed Wednesday, 29 May that the people of Grand Kru County have overwhelmingly agreed not to form part of the protest.
The Grand Kru County Legislative Caucus Chair says the citizens of his county made the decision on Sunday, May 26, 2019 during an emergency meeting held in the Township of West Point, Montserrado County.
Reading a press statement on Capitol Hill, Sen. Coleman noted that Grand Kru Citizens have observed that political demonstration in the country in most cases end in violence.
He specifically mentions the April 14, 1979 Riot in Monrovia which turned chaotic, resulting into a terrible calamity.
In addition, Sen. Coleman reveals that the citizens also reaffirmed their position during another meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 on Capitol Hill.
In the press statement, the Grand Kru citizens hail the efforts of the government headed by President George Manneh Weah to improve the economy and restore basic services.
They name the rehabilitation, opening of new roads across the nation’s capital and keeping every region of the Country connected as was promised.
The Grand Kru County Legislative Caucus, County Administration, Chiefs of the 12 Traditional Sections, Youths and Grand Kru County University Students Union (GKUSU) used the occasion to call on the Government of Liberia and the organizers of the protest to enter into a dialogue which will result to avoiding the June 7, 2019 protest.
The latest statement from citizens of Grand Kru follows calls from many quarters, including the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), the Liberian Students Union, and the Liberian Chapter of the Mano River Youths Parliament for the protesters to dialogue with government instead of street protests in the interest of the Country.
The Council of Patriots are a group of aggrieved Liberians who have threatened a mass protest in Monrovia beginning June 7, aimed at drawing the attention of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led – government on the bad state of the Liberian economy, among others.