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Human Right Group Condemns Government

-For Parading Security Officers Prior To June 7

The National Chairman of the Alliance for Transitional Justice in Liberia, Jeremiah Swen has termed as unfortunate the action by National Government to parade state security in major street Corners of the Country prior to the June 7 save the state protest.

The Alliance for Transitional Justice in Liberia is a non-political, non-governmental organization providing observation and mitigates situation arising from the peaceful conduct of the entire protest.

According to Swen, the parading of state security in the country was wrong on grounds that it instills fear among citizens of the country and give different perception of the mass citizen gathering organized by a group of Liberians under the banner council of patriots.

He condemns the manner and instrument deployed by Government noting that it is a form of intimidation and poses fear in the minds of citizens regarding the peaceful process of such gathering.

Accordingly, Swen applauds the Liberia National Police and the council of patriots for properly governing themselves during the June 7 save the state protest.

“We have seen a real sincere partnership been developed among the police and protesters and all stakeholders across the country providing the necessary space to consolidate the entire peace process.”

He further that while, it is the police responsibility to preserve the peace of the country but preserving the peace comes along with mutual partnership with the citizens.

Swen further termed the process another historical moment of the nation as compared to the case of the Citizen Action to Bring Back Our Money peaceful campaign held in October of last year.

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