Sketchy fragments of news coming out of Liberia this morning reported of violence in the troubled West African country ahead of tomorrow run-off election
The clear picture of the violence is finally surfacing, according reporters on the scene, the opposition Congress for Democratic supporters gathered at their party headquarters in Monrovia this morning in dressed in white at the call of
their leaders Cllr. Winston Tubman to peacefully protest the country’s run-off election scheduled for tomorrow which the party is boycotting on grounds that the run-off won’t be transparent and demands that the National Election Commission be restructured and the October election recounted, among other things pre-conditions for their participation.
While assembling on the grounds of their headquarters preparing to peacefully march through the street of the capital, Monrovia, the Liberia National Police fully armed crept on them at their party headquarters and blocked them from going out of their compound, preventing the party from going ahead with their march.
A bystander said scoffer broke out between the police and partisans and soon after police opened fire indiscriminately on the gathering killing six of the opposition partisans and wounding uncountable number others.
An official of the party said their standard bearer, Cllr. Winston Tubman and running mate, former FIFA World Best, George Weah escaped assassination attempt when the police shot and killed the personal security of their standard bearer after taking the shoot for his boss just as he shoved him in the car for his safety and in a second received a shoot to the head, killing him immediately.
The opposition official said their Vice President also came under attack as the police shot at his car but he was fortunate to have pulled away but the shoots hit the back of his vehicle.