YUSP Condemns Persistent Violent Protestation By Citizens
A pro-democracy group named and styled “Youth United To Sustain Peace or YUSP has sharply condemned recent violent protest actions within two regions in Montserrado County.
According to the group, the recent by-election violence in District # 13 Montserrado County and the violent-protest action by residents of the Old Road Community demanding electricity in their community, has the propensity to derail the nation’s hard-earned peace and plunge the country into a chaotic state.
The group is calling on citizens to exercise restrained whenever they feel aggrieved with issues and confront the relevant government authorities in a more peaceable faction.
YUSP believes that the government can be more responsive to the plight of its citizens when it operates in the space where there is harmony and the respect of the rule is visible.
The group says, while it is true that citizens have the right to protest when they have issues that need to be addressed by government, it is also important that as a people to express these concerns through peaceful means and not by creating role blocks and brutalizing fellow citizens just to get the authority’s attention.
YUSP statements were contained in its release issued over the weekend in Monrovia.
“Distinguished members of the press and fellow citizens; Liberia as a nation will only achieve its goal under the leadership of President Weah and his able lieutenants when citizens reframe and desist from all activities of protestation and violence,” the group averred through its statement which was signed by Evans B. Tuku and approved by Mark Chea, Secretary-General and Chairman respectively.