With just 3 days to the much talk about June 7 Save the State Protest, a local student group in Margibi County identified as the “Margibi Student Union” (MARSU) has distanced itself from the process.
MARSU President Oretha Tenway during a press conference in Kakata on Monday June 3, 2019 said protest in Liberia has not helped the student community in Liberia but has rather caused several damages on them as such; students are advised to stay away from the process.
She explained that during the regime of former President Sirleaf, a protest was staged by students of the University of Liberia where according to her several students sustained wounds.
“We don’t want our students to be affected by this protest that’s why we are saying they should abstain from the protest” she noted.
The Margibi Student Union President narrated that the Union understands the financial crisis in the Country adding that despite this situation she wants all students in Margibi County to remain peaceful during and after the June 7 protest.
Tenway said even though it is constitutional for every citizen to protest, her leadership is asking every student in Margibi to abstain from the protest and remain peaceful as they observe the days of the protest noting that the wellbeing of every student in the County is the priority of MARSU.
Additionally, Tenway said she engaged the leadership of various students in the County and she was assured by them that they will adhere to whatever decision she takes.
She then called on Liberians to learn how to think positive about Liberia which is the common denominator stating that the Union remains resolute in its quest to promote a peaceful co-assistance and remain focus on promoting the wellbeing of every student in the County.