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Liberians Protest at United Nations, Demand President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Steps Down

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 Liberians in the United States staged a peaceful Anti-corruption protest at the United Nations Headquarters in New York yesterday and demanded that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically elected  female President steps down.

The protest  was held under the auspices of   the Movement Against Corruption in Liberia (MOLAC) and Concerned Liberians Against Corruption and Impunity (CLACI) and brought together Liberians living in the United States. A position statement of the group calling on the President to resign says they also staged a peaceful protest in Liberia alongside with the New York protest and insist they will continue to stage peaceful protest until President Sirleaf steps down.

Protesters said they were protesting in corruption in their country and demanding that President Sirleaf steps down because she fails to prosecute corrupt officials and signed 68 illegal contracts that gave out the country resources without securing country’s share of those contracts. The protesters said the Liberian leader failed the country and she must step down.

President Sirleaf is attending the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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