President Weah Will No Longer Tolerate Insults Directed At Him After June 7 Protest
Liberia’s president Weah has said that he will no longer tolerate those who insult national leaders, incite public violence and make reckless comments. The Liberian leader said those who insult the president (him) and incite public violence will no more go with impunity.
The Liberian leader made the assertions on Thursday during the official dedication the Duport road market in Montserrado County.
President Weah said for far too long unlawful and Untraditional attitude has exhibited in the country and tolerated for a long period of time.
“Our country is a country of law. People have all the rights to speak out, criticize government or anyone but that right comes with responsibility. Very soon, those who take to public platforms and go beyond the bounds of free speech and insult me and incite the public to violence will be held in consistent with the laws.” the president said.
President Weah said those insulting after the protest will face the full weight of the law.
“You can say whatever you want to, but be warned that cusses, insults and incitement of violence will never again be permitted under my administration,” the President asserted, adding that much of the unlawful and untraditional attitudes exhibited in the country were tolerated so much for long and it was time to handle them within the confine of the law.
He added that many people are abusing the right to free speech and free press, saying it was time to put an immediate halt to such habit.
The Liberian Chief Executive has at the same called on everyone to go on their normal duties in the wake of the protest action Friday.