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Police ‘Tear-gas’ Protesting Students

Police Tear gas Police in Monrovia, yesterday, used tear gas to disperse protesting students, leaving one wounded. The Students yesterday gathered at the headquarters of the Liberian National Student Union or LINSU in a peaceful demonstration, calling on their President, Varney A. Jersey, to resign.

The police reportedly arrived, chasing and using tear gas against them. According to Musa Massaquoi – Director of the Frank Atus movie studio, they and their movie Manager, Frank Atus, were were sitting in a staff meeting went the students were seen running in separate directions.


We only saw smoke coming from the building and we thought the smoke was coming from the generator, but it was the tear gas; we heard one of our staff members crying for help and so when Atus went in to help her, he couldn’t make it because he felt down,” said Massaquoi.


iberian international movie star Frank Atus said as a result of the gas, his eyes and face were all red and burning because of the rescue mission for one of his staff members. Atus may have felt very frustrated, but could say nothing about the police because he did not the reason for their action.

hen contracted, police spokesman Sam Collins said the police did not used the tear-gas at the student, but protesters – many of whom were not students. Collins said the action was executed to clear the street(s).

Meanwhile, the National Administrative Council Resolution has suspended the President of the Liberia National Student Union, Varney A. Jaresy. According to the Council, Mr. Jaresy has continuously expending funds from LINSU accounts, along with his financial secretary, without the knowledge of the National Executive Committee. They also accused Mr. Jarsey of writing and distributing several letters, seeking financial support without the signature of the Secretary General, as well as the consent of the National Executive Committee.

According to a release issued by the Secretary General of LINSU, Abraham Johnson and sign by all county presidents and university presidents, Mr. Matthias Yeanay will now act as President of LINSU.-Edited by George Barpeen

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