In Demand Of More Sanctions: Protests Overwhelm CDC-Led Gov’t, As Several On Friday To Peacefully March On U.S, Embassy
The Coalition for Democratic Congress (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah ahead of the 2023 general and presidential elections seems to be facing the raft of several protests by the people of Liberia requesting the United States Treasury Department to impose more sanctions on more Liberian government who are perceived to be more corrupt at the detriment of the ordinary Liberians.
The latest protest to be head this week entitled ‘ We the People’s Movement’ is expected to draw hundreds of Liberians together for the purpose of trooping on the grounds of the United States embassy in Liberia to command the Government of the United States for the imposition of Sanctions on three Liberian Government for their alleged involvement in rampant corruption.
Head of this recent protest, former Maryland County Senator, John Ballout, speaking on a local radio station about the pending protest said, “For too long Liberians have gone through hardship due to the culture of impunity by corrupt government officials; we are going to march to the U.S. Embassy to appreciate the United States Government, and to also ask for more to be sanctioned”, the former Maryland County lawmaker said.
Mr. Ballout speaking further used the time to call on the United State Government through the Treasury Department to impose more sanctions on several others officials of the CDC-led government who he said have resolved to enrich themselves during these difficult times, while majority of the citizenry are drowning in abject poverty.
According to the organizer, this planned peaceful protest is scheduled for this Friday, September 2, 2022 for the United States embassy bear Monrovia.