1 February 2013

Liberia: Youth Group Wants Protest Abandoned

The Coalition of Youth and Students to Enhance Peace and Democracy in Liberia is calling on the campaigners for Change to abort their planned protest in the name of nationalism and patriotism.

The group said while it is not ignoring the dissatisfaction among the citizens, Liberians must be cognizant of the fact that the country once devastated by civil war, was now emerging from the ashes of destruction to its rightful place.

According to a release, the student group called on individuals planning to display placards to abandon their planned action because the outcome of demonstration has done more harm to the country than good.

The group observed that demonstration is not good for Liberia this time where international guests are discussing issues of great interest for the world.

The release, signed by the group Executive Director Amos Kanneh, urged the protesters to direct their energies toward constructive engagements.

"History tells us that demonstrations, protests and the display of placards have not made positive impact on the country rather raise the thoughts of the people negatively to the extent that they became violent and destructive," the group indicated.

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