LIBERIA: Ahead Of June 7th Protest, US Embassy Issues Demonstration Alert

The United States embassy credited near Monrovia has issued a ‘Demonstration Alert’ to all its personnel in Monrovia, noting that a demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, beginning in the morning and possibly continuing the next day.  A group known as The Council of Patriots is organizing the demonstration.

U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area, including rescheduling flights in or out of Roberts International Airport on June 7 and 8, as traffic jams may affect travel to and from the airport.

The Alert further said all personnel are advise to Avoid the areas of the demonstrations, Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, and monitor local radio stations for update, also keep a low profile.

For any assistance all are advise to:

U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

+(231) 77 677 7000

https://lr.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Liberia Country Information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Liberia.html

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. http://step.state.gov

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.