The Chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Mulbah Morlu has called for a dialogue with the students’ leadership of the University of Liberia, including the Vanguard Student Unification Party (SUP)
Chairman Morlu call comes in the wake of a planned protest action expected to be carried out by some student groupings of the University of Liberia on Liberia’s 171 Independence Day.
The CDC Chairman said dialogue with the students is intended to listen to their plights amidst high prevailing economic situation in the country.
He made the statement Wednesday when scores of former CDC partisans rejoined the party.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice in a press release said all plan and peaceful protest action must first obtain a permit from the Justice Ministry.
The Justice Ministry said that consistent with the act requiring of permits for public marches and demonstration approved February 10, 1975, and section 22 of the Liberia National Police act of 2015, any person or group of person wishing to stage a march or demonstration must first obtain a permit from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) before staging such march or demonstration.
The MOJ notes that to date, no application or request for a permit to demonstrate or hold a march has been made by any person or group of persons.
The MOJ wishes to stress the need for all Liberians to abide by the laws of Liberia in the exercise of their right of a peaceful assembly so that there is no disruption of normal traffic, business activities and free movement of people.
We encourage all persons or group of persons desiring to stage a peaceful march or demonstration to strictly comply with the laws relating to public march and demonstration, the release stated.