As December 30th Protest Draws Closer, Report Say Pastors In Pursuit of U.S. Visas Denied

Flash Back: Dr. Kotyu Brown, President Liberia Council of Churches

Barely few days after it was reported in Monrovia that interreligious leaders including Christians and Muslims had a closed door meeting with the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah in their quest to amicably solve the ongoing crisis between the Liberian government and members of the Council of Patriots (CoP), organizers of the December 30th protest, report reaching the GNN has revealed that several pastors who had gone to the United States embassy to secure visiting visas to the U.S. have been denied.

According to the report, which is yet to be confirmed in the Liberian capital further disclosed that the pastors in a very considerable number from various churches in Monrovia and its environs trooped to the embassy recently apparently for fear of being caught in the pending December 30th protest web which is said to be gaining momentum in the country.

As organizers of the Council of Patriots protest is reportedly becoming to overwhelm to the larger population, another group believed to be a pro-government protesters are also   said to be planning to counteract with the CoP during the December 30th protest, a situation which seems to worry many Liberians including foreign residents in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

Our staff in the Liberian capital is investigating the actual facts surrounding the alleged denial of these pastors and their family from securing visas from the embassy, and what gave rise to the mass exodus of religious leaders amid the much publicized nationwide protest in Liberia.

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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.