19 February 2013

Liberia: Protesters Besieged

Residents of District #8 in Montserrado County on Monday besieged the residence of Representative Acarus Gray on Capitol Bye-Pass in Monrovia.

The protesters accused their Representative of failure to meet his campaign promises he made during the 2011 election.

The angry protesters said Representative Gray was bent on telling lies and deceiving them on a daily basis.

They disclosed that since the election of Representative Gray, no office has been established in District #8.

Mr. Joseph Kanneh, Chairman of Rock Spring Valley Community where Representative Gray currently lives, said their protest stems from last week threat against him by Representative Gray.

"Rep. Acarus Gray came to my house two days ago and made threatening remarks against me. Rep. Gray said he would not hesitate to kill me if I continue to undermine him," Mr. Kanneh claimed.

Mr. Kanneh said he has Mr. Acarus Gray on record threatening him and also witnesses to confirm his claims against the district #8 Representative.

In reaction, Representative Gray told this paper that he is not afraid of protest by his accusers, adding "it is not possible. I cannot be threatened. I don't fear death. I speak truth to power." He denied all the claims made against him by the protesters.

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