-Cllr. Gongloe Cautions UL Students
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
Veteran human rights Lawyer Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe has admonished students of the state-run University of Liberia to act in a form and manner that is in confines with the laws of the country.
Speaking Tuesday, July 24, 2018 on the University of Liberia Capitol Hill campus in central Monrovia, Cllr. Gongloe said he is willing and prepared to protect the rights of the students and other ordinary Liberians who rights have been violated for as long they act and behave within the confines of the laws.
“I just cautioned, advice and admonished you to always be orderly as you purse the highest goal in making our society to be a free society. Every time people come to power, some time they want to rewrite or band the book that they used to come to power, so I believe that there will be resistance to what you are doing but do it within the confines of the law and within your constitutional limit and your rights will be protected by people like me and other lawyers,” Cllr. Gongloe told UL students.
Cllr. Gongloe asserted that there cannot be any culture of peace if according to him people do not respect the elements of democracy, thus, protest and the expression of disenchantments peacefully are all elements of democracy.
The learned counselor than recounted that many of those who are now in government today are people whom he also helped to release from jail and even prison, adding that they cannot do the same things they suffered in the past against.
Cllr. Gongloe statements come upon his intervention into the release of some youth and student leaders from the custody of the Liberia National Police (LNP).
It can be recalled that some student and youth leaders were arrested and detained at the LNP headquarters based on their alleged disruption of youth dialogue held at the Monrovia City Hall.